Leather sector in Kenya estimated to be over Sh50 billion annually
“The Park is expected to be investor ready with the necessary equipment and infrastructure where investors will just plug and play as they commence operations,” said Noor.
The leather sector in Kenya is estimated to be over Sh50 billion annually. Mr Noor regretted that exporting raw hides and skins had denied the country billions of shillings in direct earnings and lost thousands of job opportunities. “Over 90 per cent of Kenya’s $94 million (Sh9.4 billion) leather exports are unfinished wet blue leather, but further processing will create at least 50,000 jobs and $150-250 million (Sh15-25 billion) in GDP,” he explained.