Factory Directors in Kisii County have condemned the alleged killing of a tea farmer at a buying centre by their employee in Bomachoge Borabu.
Peter Migiro Miruka aged 50 and a father of five was hit on the head with a portable digital weighing scale by a tea buying clerk identified as Denis Ondieki and died on the spot.
The deceased fled from the scene of the crime at Nyamokenye tea buying centre and was at large.
Zone six group of tea factories chairman, Omweno Ombasa, condemned the killing of the farmer in cold blood, clarifying the management did not condone such acts.
Condoling the bereaved family at their home,the chairman warned Kenya Tea Development Agency, (KTDA) will not allow its staff to take the law into their hands.
He directed the employees to respect the farmers who were their ‘bosses’ by virtue of delivering green leaf for sustenance of the factories’ operations.
KTDA Regional Operations manager Nyagitari Mang’era apologized to the deceased’s family and assured them that the agency will continue to stress on adherence to set regulations by its workers.
He called for calm as preparations for the deceased’s burial progressed.
A brother to the deceased Calvin Miruka, called on security officials to arrest the suspect said to be at large so that they could be held to accountable.