In Summary

  • Tough laws have been proposed at the Nyeri County Assembly to regulate the growing, sale and marketing of coffee.
  • Mr Mbaabu said he was part of a group of leaders who pushed for the formation of a taskforce to investigate the exploitation of coffee farmers.

A section of farmers in Meru have called for a probe into claims that some Coffee chiefs were being bribed by private millers to accept low prices.

This follows a report that private millers have also been degrading coffee making farmers to earn lower prices.

Speaking to the Nation in Meru, Mr Robert Kaaria called on the county government to enact coffee laws that would help revive the sector.

He said the Meru county government should borrow a leaf from Nyeri which has proposed laws guiding coffee production.

Tough laws have been proposed at the Nyeri County Assembly to regulate the growing, sale and marketing of coffee.

Contravention of the proposed laws will attract a fine of up to Sh10 million or imprisonment for a term of not less than three years.

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