Agriculture

Mandago Donates 68,000 Avocado Trees to Residents

As he preaches the gospel of avocados, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago continues to encourage farmers in the county to diversify to other crops to raise their sources of income. Mandago has sort of become an ambassador of crop diversification...

KTDA is a Monster, CS Munya Says

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has branded the Kenya Tea Development Agency a monster for fighting reforms aimed at improving farmers' earnings. Munya, who has taken upon himself to fight tea cartels since he took over the docket, said he...

Mandago Preaches the Gospel of Avocados, Macadamia in Uasin Gishu

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has renewed his call to residents to diversify agricultural practices, urging farmers to try different crops away from maize. The governor urged residents invest in Avocados, Coffee, Macadamia farming to avoid relying much on maize. "As...

Praises Flow for Senator Cheruiyot for Drafting Tea Bill

Deputy President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga have led Kenyans to praise Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot for a norm-shattering Bill that will overhaul for the better the country's tea industry. The Tea Bill, 2018, was overwhelmingly passed by...

Raila Asks Senators to Pass Tea Bill

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has beseeched senators to pass the revised Tea Bill to pave the way for reforms in the sector. The senators will hold a special sitting on Monday afternoon to reconsider the Bill that was taken...

Bomet County Allocate Millions to Construct Tea Buying Centres

Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok said his adminstration had set aside millions of money for the construction of the buying centre across the devolved unit. The governor, who was recently in Iran for 10 days seeking new markets for tea produced...

Governor Barchok in Iran to Explore Tea Trade Deals

Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok in Iran for 10 days to try to find direct market for tea processed by factories in the county. The governor’s visit to the middle-eastern country followed a two-day visit to Bomet by Iranian ambassador to...

Governors Reject Munya’s Tea Reforms, Accuse Him of Undermining Them

The Council of Governors has rejected in totality the tea-reform regulations being promoted by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya, saying the county bosses were not involved in their formulation. They said Agriculture had been devolved and it was wrong to...

Iranian Ambassador to Kenya visits Bomet to Explore Tea Export Deal with County

Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok on Thursday hosted Iranian envoy to Kenya Jafar Barmaki as the county seeks to enter into a deal with the Middle-Eastern country to export tea directly from factories based in the devolved unit. The ambassador’s two-day...

Sh10 million Substandard Rice and Spaghetti Destroyed in Mombasa

The government has burnt hundreds of bags of poor quality rice and spaghetti that had been smuggled into the country. The cereals comprised 5,857 cartons of spaghetti and over 6,200kgs of rice which were impounded in Mombasa two years ago. The...
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"Aiyayaya, you have slapped me Kidero, you have slapped me?" that's how then Nairobi Woman Rachel Shebesh reported the...
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Confusion mars origin of the viral challenge on social media. Was it Turkish women or a Brazilian woman or...