Sunday, January 06, 2008

Kenya tea exporters affected by violence

Tea exporters in Kenya are feeling the affect by post-election violence. Last week’s outbreak of political violence has paralysed operations in the tea industry. Rioters blocked major roads and the weelky tea auction in Mombasa was suspended.

Industry officials said blockades caused by the political unrest in the main tea growing areas of Rift Valley have hampered distribution to key international markets such as Pakistan and the Middle East.

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