In Summary
  • ACA alone has seized counterfeit goods worth Sh1.8 billion with more than 200 suspects being charged
  • Agency boss says influx of counterfeit goods has led to manufacturers closing down businesses
  • ERC urges consumers to check the expiry date of gas cylinders before buying

Counterfeit goods valued at Sh8.5 billion have been seized by a multi-agency team from May to October, an official has said.

Anti-Counterfeit Agency Chief Executive Officer Elema Halake said as part of the fight against illegal trade, ACA alone has seized counterfeit goods worth Sh1.8 billion with more than 200 suspects facing charges.

PROTECT KENYANS

Most of the goods seized were household appliances, foodstuff, vehicle spare parts, cooking gas, cigarettes and textiles.

Addressing journalists on Thursday at Prideinn Hotel in Diani during a workshop on combating counterfeit goods, Mr Halake said the government under the multi-agency team has heightened the war against counterfeits to protect Kenyans from harm that may arise from using such commodities.

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