KTDA Chairman David Ichoho has resigned from his position after two years. In a letter addressed to the KTDA Group Company Secretary, Ichoho stated that he will be leaving his current position tomorrow.
The reasons for his retirement were not provided.
The resignation letter, entirely handwritten and signed by Ichoho, stated, “I hereby tender my resignation as the chairman of KTDA (H) with immediate effect from Friday, 14th July 2023 at 1400hrs.”
Ichoho’s resignation follows the recent Tea Reforms Conference held in Kericho, where Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua urged KTDA to implement significant reforms for the benefit of smallholder tea farmers. During the conference, the Deputy President criticized certain individuals and threatened to involve the National Intelligence Service in conducting an audit.
Gachagua stated, “Farmers are very good people and have sent us details. Somebody has traveled 36 times out of the country on farmers’ money. You must agree to work with us or you lose everything, otherwise as a government, we have a way of removing you from office so that we work together.”
Ichoho was appointed as KTDA Chairman in June 2021, following the removal of previous chairpersons nationwide. His appointment had raised concerns due to his involvement in scandals at KTDA.
This resignation is part of the ongoing reforms implemented by the new government across various state agencies. KTDA’s image has been tarnished under Ichoho’s leadership.