Kenyan authorities are considering taking steps to drop the price of clothing to more affordable levels following the recent influx of second hand goods which has had an adverse effect on the local textile trade.

Reports in the Kenyan press quoted David Masila, director of industry at the ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry, saying that clothing manufactured in Kenya was currently too expensive for Kenyans to buy. He was speaking at a seminar for the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), 

However, he also conceded that shortages in the supply of cotton were forcing clothing manufacturers to push their prices higher, as they seek to import the cotton from neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda.

He blamed the shortfall in the production of cotton on the country's poor infrastructure and a lack of financing.