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Factory Information

The Factory was commissioned by the late his Excellency the president Jomo Kenyatta in the year 1971 to serve the  then emerging small scale tea farmers in the Nandi Region. The furthest leaf collection centre from Chebut is seventy eight kilometres away.
Chebut Tea Factory is situated  at Kapsabet town along the Kapsabet- Chavakiali-Kisumu road 30 kilometres to the west of Eldoret International airport.

The Factory was managed by George Williamsons Tea Company on behalf of the then Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA); a government corporation which was in charge of the Management of the small scale tea sector in the republic. KTDA took over the running of the factory in 1981 and posted the first Factory Manager. The Factory manufactures Black CTC Tea.

The Factory has undergone major expansions over the past 38 years  since it was commissioned with the current processing capacity being 20 million kilogram's of Green Leaf per year. Chebut currently serves over 14906 registered growers who own 50,965,710 planted bushes.

A Satellite Factory located at Kaptumo has been put up to relieve the Factory the current congestion. The new Unit will assist Factory improve its service delivery to the farmers. Its capacity is 10 million Kg's of Green Leaf. The Satellite Factory is now operational.

The Factory uses firewood fuel as source of fuel to fire its steam boilers. As a corporate social responsibility it sells at cost the fast growing eucalyptus grandis spp seedlings to the growers and other interested farmers.

Chebut Tea Factory is ISO 9001/2008 and ISO 22000/2005 certified.



John K. Tega- Chairman Nicholas C.C. Too Leonard K. Cheruiyot
Paul K.B. Leley Rose Jemutai Lamai Robina Terigin
Samuel K.A Ng'eny Javan Mukavale

Contact Details


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Telephone: 0715 375429


KTDA Farmers Building, Moi Avenue
P.O Box 30213, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya    
254 - 020 3227000 - 2 / 2221441 - 4

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