During launching of his manifestoes, the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate, Raila Amollo Odinga mentioned that, if he forms the next government, his administration will try to revive the local industries, especially the cotton based industries in order to minimize the importation of second hand clothes well known as 'mitumba'.
His sentiment was twisted by some his opponent politicians that, Azimio presidential candidate has intention of banning the mitumba trade in this country if in case he becomes the next president.
On Friday of June 24, 2022. Raila Amollo Odinga met with Gikomba traders to assure them that, his government has no intention of banning matumba trade in Kenya.
But, to deal with the cartels in the business who are using back doors to exploit the traders. Raila Amollo Odinga assured them that those private individuals who are holding lands at Gikomba land will have their title deeds cancelled and the land taken back to the Gikomba traders.
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