KEBIRIGO TEA FACTORY PROFILE
Kebirigo Tea Factory falls within KTDA administrative Region 6 and is located in Kebirigo Sub-location, Bonyamatuta Masaba Location, Nyamira Division, of Nyamira District, and 36kms from Kisii town. The factory serves the West Mugirango, North Mugirango and West Kitutu constituencies. The Factory was commissioned in 1971 to manufacture C.T.C black tea with an annual installed processing capacity of 8,000,000 kgs of green leaf. To date the capacity has been enhanced and is currently at 15,000,000 kgs annually. Plans are underway to have the capacity enhanced through modernization to cater for improved tea production.
Kebirigo catchment area has a total of 12,652 registered growers with a total of 1368.09 HA under tea of 12,541,062 tea bushes covering 48 buying centers. The catchment has a potential for more tea planting and production.
The factory is located in Kebirigo sub-location, Bonyamatuta Masaba location, Nyamira division, West Mugirango constituency, Nyamira District. The distance from Nairobi is 350Km.The longitude and Latitude is between 1200m – 1800m above sea level and approximately 130 km from the equator and 36km from Kisii town.
However, Kebirigo tea factory is not affected with brown line guidelines as it is a purely tea growing zone. The nearest natural features are the Kisii highlands .Tea Stamps and clones 6/8, 31/8, BB35, TN14/3 303/ 577, S15/10. Types of Soils include Red volcanic, Clay loams on hill tops and black cotton soils at valley bottoms. Rainfall received are Long rains in March – June and Short Rains in September – November.
|Julius K. Matwere||Charles O. Ndege||Benjamin O. Moturi|
|Job M. Ondari||Joyce A. Chivo||Samuel M. Monyoro|
|James N. Achoki||Nathan Kirera|
P.O BOX 82, Kebirigo
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