6 Major Tea Factories In Kericho You Can Work In

Kericho is known for her large tea farms and factories. Both the farms and factories employ thousands of Kenyans from across the country. 

In this post, we look at the 6 major tea factories (owned by Kenya Tea Development Authority) you may work in. 

1. Chelal Tea Factory

Chelal Tea Factory is one of the modern factories amongst the 67 factories Managed by K.T.D.A Ltd that serves the small scale holder tea sub-sector. Chelal Tea Factory is a satellite of Litein Tea Factory Co. Ltd.

2. Toror Tea Factory

The Factory is situated in Kericho County, Ainamoi Division, Ainamoi Location, and Kipchimchim Sub-Location and it is proximal to Kericho town. It is about 8 km from Kericho town and around 4 km off Nakuru-Kericho highway.

Toror Tea Factory


The main objective of the company is to manufacture and market C.T.C black teas that are safe for human consumption. We specifically produce two varieties of grades, namely; Primary grades which comprise of BP1, PF1, PD and D1, and Secondary grades which comprise of F1, Dust, and BMF.

3. Tegat Tea Factory

The name Tegat is derived from the word “Tekiat” which means Bamboo in the local Kipsigis dialect. Meaning a place for Bamboos.

4. Kapkatet Tea Factory

Kapkatet tea factory was inaugurated in 1991 and commissioned in 1993 to manufacture black C.T.C tea. The factory is situated 41 km from Kericho along Kisii highway and distance from Nairobi 296 km to the west. The factory is in Bureti District, Kapkatet Division, Kapktet location.

5. Momul Tea Factory

Momul Tea Factory Co. Ltd is one of the 66 factories managed by KTDA Ltd that serves the small scale holder tea sub-sector. It is located in Kapkitony Village, Kiptome Location, Kabianga Division, Kericho West District in Kericho County, Kenya.

6. Litein Tea Factory

Litein Tea Factory was founded by James Finlay and its foundation was laid on 9th April 1965 by the then Minister of Home Affairs (Hon. Daniel T. Arap Moi). 

The Factory was commissioned a year later by the then Vice President (Hon. Oginga Odinga) on 11th March 1966 with a design capacity of 5 million kilograms annually. The factory has since been expanded to the current capacity of 15 million kilograms.

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