East African partner states are using protectionism measures to guard their infant industries. this is according to the Kenya association of manufacturers.
According to 2018 economic survey, though Africa accounted for 37.7 percent of total exports in 2017, the figure is down 40.6 percent from the previous year.
The reduction is specifically linked to a decline in export earnings from the East African community, which accounts for more than half of total exports to the continent.
Brenda Kerubo finds out why Kenya is exporting less and less to its neighbours.