KANYENYAINI TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Kanyenyaini was the earliest and largest tea processing Factory in Murang'a and was officially opened in 1974. Before then, tea in the area which had been planted as early as 1958 used to be taken all the way to Chinga and Ikumbi tea Factories for processing. The factory serves Kangema community.
The Factory is located in Central Province of Kenya, Murang’a North District, Kangema Division, Kanyenyaini Location and Gitugu Sub-location at a Latitude/longitude of 0.70 south of equator and 36.70 east of Greenwich meridian, and Altitude of 2000 Metres above sea level. The distance from Nairobi is 116Kms.
The area under tea is 7,875 Ha. with 8,724 small scale tea growers. The factory manufactures and processes the following clones of tea: 31/8, 6/8, S15/10, TN14-3, PMC61
The factory can be accessed through the following roads: Murang’a – Kangema-Kanyenyaini Tarmac road branching from Nairobi - Nyeri Highway. 33Kms of gravel roads network connecting all Tea Collection Centers. The following Georgraphical features can be found around the factory: Nyandarua (Aberdare ridges) to the west, Maragua river to the south, Kagondo river to the North.Memorial Catholic shrine in Tuthu marking hundred years of missionary work. A Number of streams run along the ridges in the whole catchments area, giving rise to rich agricultural alluvial soils in the valleys. The distance from Nairobi is 116Kms.
The area enjoys cool and warm day and night temperatures, ranging from 120-220centigrade. It experiences 1750-2200mm rainfall with relative humidity of 75.35% – 77.58%. It lies on an altitude of 2000Metres above sea level and has red volcanic acidic soils (Podosols) PH 4.5 – 5.6.
|Joel G. Gaichuru- Chairman||Maina S.N Njema- Vice Chairman||Peter M. Gachuhi|
|Peter A.K Kamau||Agnes Wanjiru Nginyo||Francis M. Maina- Board Member|
|David M. Kiragu|
Postal Address: P.O. Box 185-10202, Kangema
Telephone : 0732 215985