Meru County Coffee Union (Maccu) has started own mill at Chaaria in Central Imenti months after being evicted from the old Kenya Planters Cooperative Union mill in Meru town.
The Maccu Chairman Zablon Mbaabu claimed they were forcefully evicted from the Meru town mill, but will start milling coffee from farmers this month at the new location.Mr Mbaabu said farmers affiliated to it had started delivering their coffee at Chaaria.“We had over 70 percent of coffee cooperative societies in Meru. Our milling was disrupted after we were chased away. But by good luck we got a godown at Chaaria. We have installed the milling equipment,” Mbaabu said.