In a bid to support and promote Kenya’s local textile manufacturing sector, The Department of Justice directed its staff to wear “Made in Kenya” attire on Fridays.
In a circular dated October 17 and signed by Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto, made it known that the move will support Jubilee’s manufacturing pillar of the Big Four agenda and create employment.
“Pursuant to the achievement of the Big Four agenda and specifically the expansion of manufacturing pillar by producing better goods and creating employment, I direct that all members of staff shall on Fridays, with effect from October 18, 2019, be dressed in decent, smart casual Kenyan-produced and tailored attire. The dress down is subject to the dress code spelt out in section J29 of the Public Service Commission human resource policies and procedure manual,” the circular read.
Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta at the reopening of Rivatex (a textile industry) located in Eldoret in June, urged all public servants to wear proudly ‘Made in Kenya’ garments to boost the local textile industry.
“We must create demand for our own products by actively consuming those products ourselves. Towards this objective, let us encourage each other to proudly wear Made in Kenya garments,” President Kenyatta said.
Culled from www.standardmedia.co.ke