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Raila Faces Backlash Over Proposal To Ban Mitumba

Azimio Leader Raila Odinga has received a backlash from Kenya Kwanza opponents following his proposal to ban Mitumba clothes.

Odinga during his manifesto launched had proposed to revive manufacturing in Kenya and have some of the dead clothing industries roar back to life and manufacture clothes for local markets.

Odinga further stated that the current mitumba traders would be given the first priority to sell the clothes from the local manufacturers.

“We will go to primary manufacturing so that our people importing Mitumba can have good product to sell… we are not moving anyone out of business. Those importing Mitumba will get first hand to market goods manufactured here,” said Odinga.

The issue however did not sit well with Kenya Kwanza Leaders who faulted him for denying many Kenyans who rely on Mitumba trade a livelihood.

“The Mtumba industry in simple Graphics, quick Mitumba numbers. 1. Mitumba employs 2M Kenyans. 2. Mitumba pays Sh. 18 billion in taxes. 3. 91.5 percent of Kenyans. 2. Mitumba pays Sh. 18 Billion in taxes. 3. 91.5 percent of Kenyan Households buy Second Hand Clothes. Proudly lying on my bedsheets which are part of the #MyDeadPeopleClothingChallenge,” tweeted Itumbi.

“Sixty percent of Kenyans wear Mitumba clothes from Gikomba Market. Every Hustle Matters: I buy and wear Mitumba shoes without shame or apologies,” tweeted Nelson Havi, UDA Candidate for Westlands Seat.

Their sentiments were however met by a rebuttal from Azimio members who described the as hypocritical propagandist.

Apparently in a past video clip, Ruto had also proposed the banning of mitumba clothes and replacing them with locally manufactured clothes.

“By any chance did Itumbi and co. listen to this one? I would like to hear their opinion in regards to their boss’ intention to ban mtumba clothes, shoes etc, in order to promote local manufacturing,” said Pauline Njoroge. Her tweet was accompanied with an old video of Ruto proposing the ban of Mitumba clothes.

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“Forget propaganda, here is what Baba said,” ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna tweeted. His tweet was accompanied with a video recording of Raila at the event.

“By any chance did Itumbi and co. listen to this one? I would like to hear their opinion in regards to their boss’ intention to ban mtumba clothes, shoes etc, in order to promote local manufacturing.

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