Background Information

The Kenya leather Development Council was gazette as a State Corporation in the then Ministry of Livestock Development vide an Executive Order through a legal notice No. 114 of the Kenya gazette supplement No. 113 of 9th September 2011, under the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of the laws of Kenya to provide direction, harmony and coordination to the leather sub-sector in the country.
KLDC was formed on a Private-Public Partnership to represent the interests of the leather sector. The representation is drawn from Kenya Livestock Marketing Council, Slaughter Houses Association, Hides, Skins traders, tanners, footwear manufacturers, informal leather manufacturers, academia long standing in the sub-sector and the environment.
With the new dispensation, however, KLDC was moved to the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprises Development, where the leather sector has been categorized as one of the priority sectors by the Ministry.
The Council also works closely with relevant Government institutions such as: The Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development, East Africa Commerce and Tourism, National Treasury, among other key Government agencies.


Dynamic global Agency for promotion of excellence in development of leather value chain.

To provide leadership and policy  direction in regulation, production, processing and marketing in the leather industry so as to promote equitable development and poverty reduction.


To promote, regulate, direct, coordinate and harmonize all activities in the leather sector.

Strategic Goals

Goal 1: Value addition and quality assurance
Goal 2: Market development
Goal 3: Research and development
Goal 4: Resources and infrastructure development

Key Strategic Objectives

  1. Facilitate excellence in the leather industry.
  2. Enhance leather sector infrastructure.
  3. Promote leather processing and product manufacturing.
  4. Promote leather marketing

Core Values

  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration and Networking
  • Commitment to Meritocracy and Welfare of our Staff
  • Social Responsibility

KLDC Strategic Plan

This document  seek to steer the Council’s activities in the next five years.It ensures all the Council’s operations and activities are re-aligned to address sector priority areas.The Council completed the development of its second five (5) year Strategic Plan for the period 2017/2018 to 2021/2022 in consultation with stakeholders.

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