Kenya keeps Kinanie Athi River leather park dream

Konza Techno City

Works in progress at the main access road of Phase 1 A of Konza Techno City.

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What you need to know:

  • The value of global trade in skins and hides, Dr Noor says, is $271 billion that is the combined worth of coffee, tea, coffee, flowers, rubber and meat.
  • Kinanie Leather Park is nothing but 500 acres of bone dry land at the centre of Athi River, stones and pebbles where rivers might visit once every rainy season and shrubs dried in searing heat.

An animated Dr Issack Noor stands in an ankle deep layer of dust explaining why the government has already sunk Sh1.2 billion in Kinanie leather park in Athi River and plans to pour in Sh15.8 billion more.


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