Tea farmers affiliated to Ndima tea factory in Kirinyaga County are up in arms accusing the current board of directors of corruption.
The farmers are opposed to plan by the factory management to sell 200 acres land belonging to the factory at 47 million shillings.
Led by their beleaguered director John Mithamo wasusana the farmers accused the court of colluding with corrupt KTDA officials to defeat justice.
Speaking to press after attending tension filled AGM at the factory head office, the farmers accused high court of colluding with KTDA after the case filed by the director John Mithamo was throughout under technicality.
Mithamo had sued KTDA after he was illegally removed from the board after a section of board members accused him of leaking sensitive information’s to third party. He said that after the matter was filed at Milimani court Nairobi it has taken the court six month to hear the case pointing that he suspect foul play on the matter.
He appealed to chief Justice David Maraga to investigate the matter pointing that corruption is clipping back in the judicially.
The embattled director who is also Jubilee Party chairman Kirinyaga branch lamented that corruption is live in the Ndima tea factory with allegations of factory directors receiving kickbacks worth millions of shillings to allow the sale of the land.
The land situated in Laikipia County has been sold at 47 million shillings with some directors being accused of pocketing about 2.3 million shillings in the deal.
Mr Mithamo warned that farmers may result to mass action if the judicially continue to protect corrupt individuals in the KTDA. He said that they are planning to present a petition to chief justice over the manner in which the case was dismissed saying that he suspect money changed hands.
He at same time appealed to EACC to move swiftly and initiate investigations on the mater terming the current situation at Ndima tea factory as worrying.