US Ambassador Kyle McCarter has admitted to being jealous of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s love for fashionable shirts.
Speaking during a tour of the Rivatex East Africa Limited in Uasin Gishu County, on Tuesday, October 27, he stated that he did not like being out-dressed by President Kenyatta.
“I came here because I am jealous of the President. I just don’t like being out dressed by the President so much and he definitely does. I wanted to catch up just a little bit so maybe if I can find one beautiful shirt then I’ll be good,” he joked.US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter during a visit of Rivatex East Africa in Uasin Gishu County on October 27, 2020
He praised the Head of State for the initiative to become the country’s ambassador for locally made textiles which has successfully made Kenyans embrace it.
McCarter assured Rivatex Managing Director Thomas Kipkurgat and Moi University Vice Chancellor Isaac Kosgey of a partnership through the US Marafiki initiative.
The Eldoret based textile plant has been hailed for its unique design leading to many institutions and Kenyans alike making orders for the shirts and full uniform.
The company supplies a minimum of six shirts to State House on a monthly basis.
Rivatex was revamped at a cost of Ksh6 billion which increased cotton consumption from 10,000 bales per day to 100,000.
This translates to a daily production rate of 40,000 metres of textile, up from the previous 5,000 metres.
The factory has created employment for thousands of Kenyans who work tirelessly to produce high-quality textiles.
In line with the, ‘Buy Kenya Build Kenya’ policy, the President announced that the government would continue supporting local manufacturers by buying from them.
The President challenged public sector employees to make it a habit of wearing locally made clothing to work at least once a week, on Fridays.
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