The government have identified leather, textile, dairy, pharmaceuticals and automotive dub sector as the major booster in blostering employment opportunities in Kenya. Kenya targets to increase the contribution of the manufacturing sector to the GDP from the current 7.2%to 20% by the year 2030.The manufacturing sectors contribution to the economy has averaged 11% in the past decade, However, there is a growing concern over the sectors deep in output. The sectors contribution to grow domestic products, stood at 7.2% in 2021 down from 7.6% in 2020.
The depose attribute to among others,corona virus destructions and the impact of the Russia Ukraine war,factors that distracted local and global supply chain.
The manufacturers have renewed calls on policy makers to ensure a predictable tax regime to support the manufacturerers value chain.
Manufacturing is known world over as a creator of jobs due to the value chains it involves to drive Kenyans industrials growth. All counties hv bn tasked with setting up a country aggregation industrial parks.