out of business if a drastic sessional paper sails through the Kenyan
of used and second hand clothes in an effort t9o protect Kenyan textile and
apparel industries most of which have closed down due to unhealthy competition.
The move will also affect the importation of second hand shoes.
a dilapidating impact of Kenya’s middle and low income cadre, most of who rely
on the second hand clothes.
already been approved by the cabinet, is to be implemented as from January next
the motion said the move is aimed at boosting the local manufacturing industry
while at the same time creating jobs to thousands of Kenyan youth.
are importing even the most basic of clothing. We need to get jobs for our youth
and this is the only way towards that,” he said.
government agencies to ensure that the banned products are restricted on the
boarder and all points of entry.
In his budget speech in June, Finance Minister Njeru Githae requested
parliament to lower duty on imported second hand clothes in effects to increase
access to clothing.
a two percent levy on imported leather products, clothes and shoes that will go
to supporting local traders.
hides are already up in arms and planning to challenge the move in court
through their welfare union.
it can revive the collapsed industries to compete equally with the imported
clothes and footwear.
various sectors namely cotton, coffee, leather and pyrethrum over the last few
auditing firm Deloitte, the Industrialization Ministry organized a pilot
funding program aimed at assisting the four sectors increase in revenue, output
and create marketing links for the commodities.
Chain Based Matching Grant Fund Program.
under the ‘cotton to garment’ pilot projects, cotton production increased from
under 100 kilograms to 3,000kg per acre.
rising by 348 percent from $105 in 2006 to $460 by 2011.