Counterfeit Products Wrecked as Suspects are Held

Fake products estimated at Sh37 million have been devastated in Athi River.

The products were devastated yesterday at the Export Processing Zone Authority on Mombasa Road.

The occasion was seen by the leader of the Anti-fake Agency Elema Halake, agent head of Public Service Wanyama Musiambo, Chairman of the parliamentary council for Trade Kanini Kega and Trade PS Chris Kiptoo.

The products included hardware, cell phones, electrical contraptions, garments, cleansers, stationery and engine vehicle spare parts.

There were magnificence items, ointments, tonus, cartridges, beverages and equipment. The pioneers pronounced war on fake items, saying Kenyan customers must be ensured.

“We have been the key players in this, managing basically fake products,” said Halake.

He said ACA has caught Sh1.7 billion worth of fake merchandise and made more than 840 captures since the organization was propelled.

Counterfeit items destroyed so far are worth Sh800 million while the rest are in continuous court cases.

MP Kega said Parliament is prepared to correct laws to give the office more powers to manage forgers and those associated with the unlawful exchange.

“That’s the last straw. Demolition of fake merchandise worth Sh37 million is a decent move yet insufficient. We are prepared to alter every law you need inside two weeks as Parliament,” said Kega.

Musambo said there are no holes in law to the extent managing illegal exchange and fakes are concerned.

“The multi-organization group that I am planning is essentially a requirement and operational group. We have the laws and directions, and do not have any law as far as what we are doing,” said Musambo.

He said the organization’s first concentration was the nation’s entrance focuses which are the primary focuses of illegal exchange.

The authority said government authorities who have outstayed in their stations ought to be re-sent.

“The general population associated with this forging business should stop it quickly,” Musiambo said.