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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.

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Kenya seeks to improve quality of exported leather goods

As Kenyan finished leather product manufacturers and exporters plan to establish a partnership with Brand Kenya Board (BKB), a state corporation that aims to build and enhance the country’s image through products and services, they pledge for an improvement in the quality of domestic raw hides and skins.

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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.

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Early steps for Kenyan tanning cluster

The Kenyan Leather Development Council (KLDC) has told ILM that early steps have been taken in setting up a tanning cluster in order to develop the country’s tanning industry. However, there is no infrastructure in place at the moment and it may be some time before the project is fully realised.

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Kenyan government proposes a new “Leather City”

The Kenyan government has announced plans to establish a Leather City, a fully-fledged product development facility in Athi River, a town outside capital Nairobi, that will be the first of its kind in the country. The industrial park will be set on 500 acres of land that has been identified in eastern Kenya, which the government is optimistic could generate 10 times the current value of exported raw materials and leather to achieve US1.09 billion in 18 months.

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