The County Government of Nyeri has set aside Kshs. 17 million for coffee revitalization in this current financial year.
Governor Mutahi Kahiga said the funds will support in the coffee production activities in the county.
The governor was speaking during a public participation exercise on the Coffee Revitalization Programme for Coffee Bill at Ruring’u area near Nyeri town.
Governor Kahiga threw his weight behind the Bill saying it will benefit local farmers immensely as well as ensure good governance in coffee management.
“I’m sure that farmers will be paid over Kshs. 100 per Kg of Cherry if the Bill is passed,” added the governor.
Agriculture CS Hon. Peter Munya, who is in Nyeri County up to Monday for the bill’s public participation exercises, said that the new reforms will ensure coffee farmers take home good payments.
Others present were Nyeri Agriculture CEC James Wachihi, Trade & Cooperatives CEC Dianah Kendi, New KPCU Chairman Henry Kinyua and County Commissioner Lyford Kibaara.