Baringo Farmers Oppose Plans to Move Coffee Factory to Eldama Ravine


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The Sh100 million Katimok coffee factory was commissioned by former Baringo governor Benjamin Cheboi ub-county on April 13, 2017. /JOSEPH KANGOGO

Baringo residents are up in arms against plans to relocate a Sh100 million coffee factory from the area to Eldama Ravine.

Governor Stanley Kiptis’s predecessor Benjamin Cheboi had commissioned the factory at Katimok forest in Baringo North in April last year.

But on Tuesday, a statement on the county government’s officials social media page announced fresh plans for the factory.

“Construction of the modern coffee milling plant will start at Koibatek Agricultural Training Centre in Eldama Ravine after consultations with farmers,” read part of the statement.

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