KANGAITA TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory was built in 1965, with the foundation stone laid by Hon. Bruce McKenzie, D.S.O. D.F.O. MP. the then minister for agriculture on 14th January 1965. Hon. T.J. Mboya, the then minister for economic planning and development, commissioned it on 22nd February 1966.
Kenya Tea Development Authority (which became Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd after privatization in 2000), took over management of the Factory from George Williamson Ltd in 1977.
The Factory is located on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, neighboring Mount Kenya forest. The snow caped peak of Mt Kenya is clearly visible from many areas within the factory catchment. It’s on a relatively high altitude of 2036M above sea level approximately ½° S of the equator and approximately along the 37.3°E longitude.
It’s situated between Rundu and Mukengeria rivers which serve the Ndia community. The Factory receives clean unpolluted water tapped from Mukengeria River. The soils are deep well drained brown to dark brown Nitrosols and Andsols with acidic humid top soils.
The Factory is in Kerugoya- Kutus constituency of Kirinyaga County. It is only 12Kms to the north of Kerugoya town and 142 Kms from the capital city, Nairobi, on an all – weather tarmac road off Kerugoya – Kagumo Road.
Kangaita Factory sells the following grades of tea:
Black CTC: BP1, PF1, PB, DUST 1, FANNINGS 1, DUST
Black Orthodox: – OP, BOPF, P, FOP, OF
Green Orthodox: – BOP1, BOP, FP,F1, D1
Green CTC:- BP, BP1,PF1,PD,DUST
Specialty Teas: White tea, Purple tea, Hand rolled premium, Machine rolled premium
|David Wachira Githinji- Chairman||Peter W. Ndinwa- Vice Chairman||Peter Mwai Migwi|
|Peter Mwai Njeru||Rhoda Wanjira Kinyua||Thomas Murithi Ndambiri|
|Nicasios Mwai Muriithi||Jeffithah Karua- Board Member|
Telephone contacts: +254 020-2342908 | +254 720 960 274