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Kenyan Leather Park boosted by Indian delegation

Determined to go ahead with the construction of the new Leather Park in Machakos, Kenya, the Government has recently welcomed a group of high profile leather industry leaders from India to amplify mutual trade and investment relations.


Industry minister backs tannery cluster

In a bid to boost local production in leather in Kenya, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, through its implementing agencies, the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) and the Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC), has embarked on the setting up of the first ever Leather Industrial Park in the country.


Investment to boost local leather production

Kenya plans to promote investments into the leather industry in order to boost local production, officials said on March 26. The Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC) CEO, Charles Ndung'u says that Kenyan-made leather footwear accounts for only 3.3 million pairs of the 42 million pairs bought locally annually.