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Mitumba bales ready for dispatch. Kenya is one of the largest importers of second-hand clothes in Sub-Saharan Africa. www.theexchange.africa

The annual value of this trade was reported in 2019 to be on average Ksh 18 billion (US$180 million) which is less than 1 per cent of the total country’s imports. The total imports of textiles in Kenya were valued at around Ksh 131 billion (US$1.3 billion) depicting that the second-hand clothes represented 12.5 per cent of the country’s total imports.