In Summary
  • The 2019 regulations have already been gazetted by the national government.

  • The leaders hreatened to move to court to block the implementation of the regulations which they claimed will be worse than the old ones.

Kirinyaga coffee cooperative societies leaders on Sunday rejected the new regulations aimed at streamlining the ailing sector.

The 2019 regulations have already been gazetted by the national government.

Fifteen chairmen of the local coffee cooperative societies complained that the Coffee Task Force formed by President Uhuru Kenyatta did not seek their views.

REGULATIONS

They threatened to move to court to block the implementation of the regulations which they claimed will be worse than the old ones.

They cited the Direct Settlement System payment for farmers as one of the worst regulations.

Through the system payments will be deposited into cooperative accounts from the Nairobi exchange and then remitted to the farmers after deductions.

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