GITHAMBO TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The Factory was built in 1977 to serve 8349 growers, with a potential of 1536.19 hectares of land to produce the following clones of tea: SFS 150, 31/8, 6/8, 303/577.
Githambo is located in the northern ridges of Murang'a District, Kahuro Division, Murarandia Sub- location, Mukumu village. It has a good network of roads connecting Kangema and Kahuro Division. It borders Kigumo Division to the south and shares part of Kangema Division to the west. The Factory is 63 Km off Nairobi - Nyeri Highway at Kenol Junction and 35 Km from Murang'a Town. The catchment is well covered with Natural water resources as to the south is the Maragua River, while there are many streams traversing the catchment.
The environment in which the Factory is situated, has favorable climatic conditions, that is; relatively high altitude environment of between 1750 to 2280m above sea level (2080 meters above sea level at the factory), average rainfall of 1850mm (1800mm – 2500mm) per annum, temperatures minimum of 12°C and a maximum of 27°C, humidity 70-85% and an acidic red volcanic loamy Nitosols.
The factory is ISO 9001:2000 certified and in the process of acquiring ISO 22000 certification and beginning the process of sustainable agriculture certification.
|Simon Macharia Kairu- Chairman||Dr. David.I. Muthaka- Vice Chairman||Stephen M. Thiongo|
|John M. Mwangi||John N. Karanu||Peter S.C. Kibathi|
Postal Address - P.O. Box 79 Kahuro
Telephone - 061-30929 | 0712 878327