NYANSIONGO TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
It is situated at Nyansiongo Shopping Centre, Borabu Sub-county of Nyamira County along the Sotik- Kisii highway. The gate to the factory is less than 10 metres from the highway.Longitude, Latitude & Altitude: Nyansiongo Tea Factory is located at coordinates 35 0.9’; East and 0 0.45’South at an elevation of 1500 ft above sea level. The distance from Nairobi is 275Kms through Maai Mahiu- Narok Road, and 328 Kms through Naivasha- Nakuru- Kericho road. The factory is 36 Kms from Kisii town.
It connects with one major highway i.e Kisii – Sotik highway. Four feeder roads serve the factory catchment, ie. - Kijauri – Manga, Nyansiongo – Isoge, Metamaywa – Kebirigo, and Nyansiongo- Omoyo roads.
The factory was built in 1973 when it was also incorporated as a company. It was commissioned to process black orthodox tea in 1974. In 1980, the factory changed to black CTC tea processing which it is producing to-date. The factory has been expanded over time to cope with increasing crop levels following increase in acreage under tea coupled by better crop husbandry. Currently the factory has a processing capacity of 15,000,000 Kgs of green tea leaf per year. The factory is owned by over 10,750 small scale tea growers.
It grows a variety of tea clones e.g. BB35, 6/8, 3 1/8, TN/14/3, SFS 150, S1510, 303/577 and other mixed clones.
So far, the company has undertaken a tree planting project where it has partnered with public institutions to plant indigenous trees. Also the company has been involved in health projects in the community. In partnership with KTDA Foundation, Nyansiongo awards secondary education scholarships to needy students from among its catchment area.
The factory is built on a fairly hilly place: Simbaut hill, Riamathayo hill and Rianyariki hill. Rivers in the vicinity include - Kijauri and Riamokogoti. Mosiabano dam is a water mass just next to the factory which also acts as a source of water for the factory and surrounding community. Nyansiongo factory in partnership with the community has been involved in conservation of this dam and the ecosystem around it. Climatic conditions are good with moderate warm temperatures well distributed rains through out the year, having moderate humidity with, red loam acidic soils.
|Rachel N. Orina- Chairman||Lawrence K.Nyakango- Vice Chairman||Yabesi Abare Obadiah|
|Nyachieo Edward Nyangau||Robinson Mokaya Otwori||Patroba Nyabuti Mochama|
|Dorothy Onyancha||Nathan Kirera- Regional Manager||James N. Achoki- Board Member|
Telephone: 0721 286711