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Oyinbo man exposes how clothes white people donated freely are sold in Africa
  • A white man has caused a stir online as he exposed the thrift business that is gaining ground in African countries
  • The man said his fellow white folks donate their clothes freely for poor African kids unbeknownst to them that they are being sold in Africa
  • He shared a video confirming his story after he visited a booming market in an East African country

An oyinbo man, identified as Rory Gallagher, has made startling revelations about the booming thrift business in Africa.

Using a big market in Gikomba, Kenya as a case study, Rory exposed how clothes white folks donated were sold in large quantities.

Rory Gallagher, thrift business, okrika, African countriesRoy Gallagher exposed the booming thrift business in African countries.
Photo Credit: @roaringtravelSource: TikTok

Speaking the mind of an average American who donated their clothes, Rory said the idea is that it gets to poor kids in Africa but they are shipped and then sold.

Thrift traders also have it tough

In a video, Rory said most times, they don’t get to the children they were intended for. He visited a Kenay market where the clothes, popularly known as thrift wear, are sold and identified some Canadian and US items of clothing.

Rory lamented that thrift traders also have a tough business selling the clothes and interviewed a trader to back up his claim.

Nigerian Customs’ announcement to ban thrift clothes had sparked outrage from Nigerians.

Watch the video below:

Rory Gallagher’s video generates buzz

Jess said:

“I’m ok with them selling my donations! just like I’m ok with people taking cans out of my recycling bin.”

lilymuhonja said:

“I once bought a jacket in mutumba after a few days i saw a girl wearing in a movie wearing exactly the same.”

B_funny said:

“Just like goodwill instead of donating them they’re selling it to make money of free clothes.”

Annablues3 said:

“Please don’t stop,even though they are sold, we actually buy them really cheap compared to the store clothing, which still helps the poor.”

user3075958747875 said:

“It seems good to me, it creates a small business In a foreign country.”

MERCY said:

“So I have been buying donation clothes that’s meant for me from my American brothers and sisters ??”

Gikonyo mark said:

“Its just that we buy our clothes from the European countries and collect them at Gikomba.”

Nicco TSB said:

“Information has been leaked.”

Lady tackles people who wear thrift clothes abroad

Meanwhile, TheTalk.NG previously reported that a lady had criticised those who wear okrika (thrift clothes) abroad.

In a post on X, the lady asked why a person would wear second-hand clothes (okrika) when travelling abroad, wondering what would happen if the owners saw them in the foreign country.

According to Okriks, the word “okrika” which is used for second-hand wear in Nigeria came from a town by the same name, a place people believe the clothes came through into the country.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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