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- The clothes are popular with a large section of Kenyans as the country’s textile industry cannot supply all with affordable clothes. Advertisement. ​ By WANJOHI GITHAE. The decision by the government to ban the importation of second-hand clothes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown businesses into another crisis. Traders accuse the government of destroying their livelihoods through unilateral decisions. The traders say five million Kenyans are directly involved in the mitumba business while double that number earn from it indirectly. Gikomba market in Nairobi is usually the first point of call for imported used clothes, which are then distributed to other towns. The clothes are... Full story

5 April