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Uhuru Meets Mitumba Traders


mitumba tradersPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has met importers of second hand clothes over decision to ban them in East African states.
Mr Kenyatta held a discussion with the Association of Mitumba Importers in Kenya (AMIK) to discuss how the sector can accelerate the development of the textiles sector in Kenya.

The meeting came in the wake of an agreement among East African Community (EAC) member states to kick off process to ban second hand clothes, commonly known as mitumba.

A section of Gikomba traders who spoke to Ghetto Radio yesterday protested the ban saying if implemented it will render many people jobless.

Uhuru however reiterated the move saying it is time for the industry to promote locally manufactured goods.