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  • Mr McCarter said the US was keen to help Kitui County create the necessary market linkages with American importers for its textile products by providing support on how to improve the quality of the garments.

Kitui County will showcase its textiles products at a major exhibition in Dallas, Texas next week as part of efforts to access and create linkages with the international market.

The county’s garment manufacturing factory has been invited to this year’s Dallas Trade and Investment Summit, to exhibit various products and learn how to expand the apparel business using the latest technologies.

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This was revealed Thursday when Governor Charity Ngilu hosted United States Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter at the Kitui County Textiles Centre (Kicotec) to assess the factory’s capacity and the quality of the garments being produced.

The US envoy lauded Ms Ngilu’s efforts, saying the success of Kicotec which was established last year is a testimony to Kenya’s manufacturing potential that remains largely untapped.

The trade fair is a platform for US and Kenyan private sector and government representatives to engage on key sectorial issues, including Agribusiness, Energy, Health, Infrastructure, Housing, ICT, environmental conservation and Finance.

Mr McCarter said the US was keen to help Kitui County create the necessary market linkages with American importers for its textile products by providing support on how to improve the quality of the garments.

“Am happy to see more than 350 young people, who were jobless a few months ago enjoying gainful employment. This is an idea that every county in Kenya should emulate as part of the Big Four Agenda” said the envoy.

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