President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday sent a message to all
employers who insist on formal wear saying it is high time they incorporated
Kenyan made shirts and dresses.
During his Labour Day address, the Head of State reiterated that
dress codes at the workplace should also include African attire as this will go
a long way in creating employment opportunities locally.
“I want to encourage our employers who insist on formal wear
by their employees to ensure that those dress codes also include our own
“Let us be proud to wear our made-in-Kenya shirts and
dresses. This will extend employment opportunities for thousands and encourage
more of our farmers to plant cotton and invest in inputs for other fabrics,
like wool, which we can easily produce locally,” said the President.
Further he urged Kenyans to support the textile sector
saying the face masks made in in Kitui are just as good as those made in other
parts of the world.
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“Let us also support our textile sector. We now know that a face mask from Kitui is
just as good as or better than that from any other part of the world.
“If we can buy these face masks for our protection, why not
other items of clothing?” he asked.
President Kenyatta also had a message for those in the
transport sector, asking them to maintain the same levels of discipline and
hygiene once Coronavirus is behind us.
“To those in our transport sector, the measures you have
taken so far on hygiene and discipline should not be forgotten when Corona is behind
“Let your buses and matatus be clean, treat your passengers
with the respect that they deserve, charge them fairly, and, above all, keep
them safe,” he remarked.