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Why Nandi Senator is keen on Tea Act agenda ahead of polls

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargey has assured farmers of proper implementation of the recently passed Tea Act.

The act is aimed at improving the lives of tea farmers through guaranteed minimum returns in the region.

While addressing tea farmers in Nandi hills, the law maker said that brokers and middle men were behind the low income received by farmers.

I was amongst those senators who were pushing for the enactment of Tea Act in the Senate which is supposed to help tea farmers, even though some individuals went to court to challenge the same

Samson Cherargey

Cherargey further pointed out that even though they faced opposition by some individuals who went to court to challenge the law they managed to pass the bill in the Senate

“I was amongst those senators who were pushing for the enactment of Tea Act in the Senate which is supposed to help tea farmers, even though some individuals went to court to challenge the same,” said Cherargey.

Tea Act

The Tea Act was assented on the 23rd December 2020 and came into enactment on the 11th of January 2021.

With the main agenda being the establishment of the tea Board of Kenya to develop, promote and regulate the prices of the tea.

It also aimed at promoting accountability in the tea sector by promptly paying tea farmers.

While drumming support for the Kenya Kwanza flag bearer Wiliam Ruto, he urged residents to maintain peace during the electioneering period.

Cherargey also expressed his confidence in the electoral body noting that he was sure of credible elections.

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