THUMAITA TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory is located in Karumandi location,Gichugu Division,Kirinyaga County. It is on Latitude & longitude :0 22South of Equator & 370 23'East. Distance from Nairobi:138 km. The factory was built and commissioned on 17th, November 1975
Thumaita Tea Factory Company Ltd has 11,500 registered Small scale Growers who are shareholders of the company. The area under tea is 1,733.40 ha. Thumaita has a 11,412 growers. It has 12,656,843 under tea.
It is 18Km off the major Embu-Kerugoya highway. Feeder roads:Thumaita-Kianyaga,Kibai-Kavote
The factory lies at the foot of Mt.Kenya between Thiba and Kamweti rivers and it is 5km from Kamweti forest edge. Also the catchment has ridges, hills, rivers, etc.
Annual average rainfall :1200-1800mm per annum, with humidity of 72°F-76°F. It is located on an altitude of 5500ft above sea level. The area has red volcanic soils.
Type of clones, planted; Prevalent clones of tea grown :31/8, 6/8, 303/577, TN14. Thumaita sells the following grades of tea: BPI, PFI, PD, DI, DUST, FI, TMF
|Elias Njeru Juda- Chairman||John Njora Kega- Vice Chairman||Jackan Gitari Ireri|
|James A. Muriithi||James Gachoki Njoka||James Bundi Kagai|
|Evelyn Wangechi Kimani||Jeffithah N. Karua|
Telephone: 020 2342909 | 0722 555028