Six senior officials of the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) were in court fined Sh400,000 with an alternative prison term of seven months.
Kennedy Omanga, Francis Macharia, Peter Kinyua, Eston Gakunga Gikore, Lerionka Tiamapati, Stephen Maina Githiga are accused of interfering with the positions of their colleagues at the organization.
They allegedly orchestrated the removal of Kiiru Chairman Chege Kirundi and company secretary Bernard Kiragu on November 27, 2017, pending completion of a leadership wrangles court suit.
The six were further found guilty of contempt of court after they were accused of proceeding with an election at the Kiiru Tea Factory which had been stopped.
They had earlier filed an application at the Court of Appeal to suspend mitigation and sentencing, but this landed on deaf ears.