Tea production for the month of June 2022 recorded a significant drop of 6.73 Million Kgs from 50 Million Kgs in May to 43.27 Million Kgs.
However, production was within the seasonal average output usually recorded in the month of June. Drop in production for the month of June follows the cessation of the "Long Rains" season in the second week of May over the tea growing areas within the East of the Rift Valley and reduced rainfall experienced in the West of Rift Valley. During the month, weather conditions in the highlands East of the Rift Valley was characterized by occasional drizzle or light rains coupled with cool temperatures. In the West of the Rift Valley, certain tea growing areas especially in Kericho and Nandi recorded modest precipitation while the rest such as Barnet, Nyamira and Kisii experienced depressed and poorly distributed rainfall.