Kenya: Coffee farmers to boycott crop harvesting (The Nation)

| January 18, 2016

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Coffee farmers in Nyeri, in the Central Highlands of Kenya, have vowed to make good on their threat to boycott harvesting their crop until President Uhuru Kenyatta ends corruption in the coffee sector.

Harrison Munyi is one the coffee farmers who is vowing to boycott harvesting. He wants the government to take action against coffee cartels.

Coffee farmer Teresia Waithera also wants the government to act quickly. Ms. Waithera says: “I am now 67, but I can clearly remember the days when coffee was known as black gold. This was the time my parents sent us to school, using money from coffee sales. This isn’t the case anymore.”

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