All articles by Wachira Kigotho

Wachira Kigotho

Kenya apparel sector warns clothing import tariffs would be mistake

Kenya’s government has proposed imposing a 25% tariff increase on imported clothing and textiles, but the jury is still out on whether it would help or hinder the country’s apparel sector.

Kenya business leaders call for alternative to second-hand clothes

The Kenyan government is being urged by Kenya business leaders to strengthen the country’s backward linkages in clothes and textile production to ease poorer Kenyans’ reliance on imports of commercial second-hand clothing, factory and shop rejects.