The leather industry in Kenya is mainly dependent on the large livestock resource base of Cattle, Goats, Sheep and Camel. The industry also derives its raw materials from emerging livestock such as fish (Nile perch), farm Ostriches and farm Crocodiles.
The sector’s contribution to Kenya’s economy currently stands at Kshs.10.6 billion and creates employment to over 22,540 people directly and indirectly.
The leather goods and footwear subsectors in Kenya have exhibited a lot of potential for growth with an increase of leather goods units to 85. There are 25 enterprises engaged in formal footwear and leather goods manufacturing. This has a utilization capacity of more than 70%. Apart from the formal sector, there are hundreds of informal footwear manufacturing units/ Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which undertook manufacturing of 55-60 percent of the local footwear production.
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