THE CUTTING EDGE

The plan by the East African countries to ban the importation of second-hand clothes is a huge mistake.

Wednesday March 16 2016

HUGE MISTAKE: The plan by the East African countries to ban the importation of second-hand clothes is a huge mistake, says Charles Oliko, adding: “Whoever is advising the leaders has not conducted a survey on the income levels of their citizens. The cheapest pair of locally manufactured shoes goes for about Sh2,000 and they are not durable. Imported shoe prices range from Sh5,000 to Sh10,000 a pair. How can a casual worker earning Sh5,000 afford this? For how long will a labourer earning Sh200 a day save to buy new clothes?” His contact is [email protected]

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