Industrialization assistant minister Ndiritu Muriithi said the treasury jeopardized a seven-year plan of reviving the cotton industry by lowering import duty on the second-hand clothes.
Reading the 2013-2014 national budget last Thurdsday, Finance minister Njeru Githae said the import duty for the clothes was dropped helping Kenyans to afford them. But Muriithi wondered what pride the move would bring to the country by dressing the nation in second hand clothes.
Ndiritu said the seven year plan would cost sh. 10 billion whose portion will now go down the drain while over 50,000 farmers will be rendered jobless.