Speaker ap­proves for­ma­tion of cau­cus for MPs from cof­fee and tea re­gions

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker Justin Mu­turi has ap­proved a re­quest by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria to form a cau­cus of leg­is­la­tors to cham­pion the in­ter­ests of cof­fee and tea farm­ers.

In a let­ter to Kuria, Mu­turi yes­ter­day said, “You may pro­ceed to cham­pion the ob­jec­tives of the cau­cus, re­cruit mem­bers and com­mence oper­a­tions for the cau­cus.”

Kuria and 14 other MPs said the Cof- fee and Tea Par­lia­men­tary As­so­ci­a­tion would help the coun­try re­vive the cof­fee and tea sec­tors.

“Cotepa en­vi­sions vi­brant, grow­ing, prof­itable and sus­tain­able cof­fee and tea sec­tors which cu­mu­la­tively bring in Kenya’s big­gest for­eign in­come,” he said.

Mu­turi said he saw no rea­son not to al­low the for­ma­tion of the cau­cus.

Farm­ers have com­plained about low cof­fee prices.

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