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Kenyan livestock farmers to benefit from local tannery

Livestock farmers in Kericho County have been told  that they will soon benefit from a hide and skin manufacturing plant that is planned to be constructed in Athi-river, Machakos County, to avoid wasting local raw materials after slaughter.


Leather dealers dispute Kenyan warehouse tender

A government tender of KSh1.2 billion (US$11 million) has been awarded for the construction of four industrial warehouses in Machakos County, which stakeholders in the leather industry claim is driven by personal interest within the Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC).


U.S. and Kenya start free trade talks

If a free trade agreement (FTA) is reached between both nations, the model could be used for similar deals between other African countries. However, nearly 30 trade lobby groups from across Africa have voiced their opposition to the Kenya - U.S. FTA.