KRA Decimates Counterfeit Products Worth Sh1.2 Million

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) decimated counterfeit merchandise amounting Sh1.2 million seized in Kasarani, Nairobi recently.

In a press articulation on Saturday, Commissioner for Intelligence and Strategic Operations James Githii Mburu said the items were seized in a private house at Sports View Estate in the continuous crackdown against the illicit business.

“Among the items seized incorporate 268 containers of Heineken, 16 containers of Faxes, eight containers of Smirnoff whisky and four containers of Turbog,” he said.

The multi-agency group additionally seized eight containers of Tusker can, three containers of Guinness can, eight bundles of the 4th street, four parcels of Cellar Cask and also four bundles of Johannisberg white.

The group incorporates the Interior Ministry, Kenya Bureau of Standards, National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse, Department of Public Health and National Police Service and the Anti-Counterfeit Agency.

In a different activity around the same time, the officers seized 178 jugs of Turborg in Njiru Sub-County, Nairobi, in a truck.

The driver is being held at Kayole Police Station anticipating being arraignment one week from now.

Mr Mburu asked Kenyans to help their endeavours to end the destructive exchange.

“Late examinations demonstrate that numerous legislatures over the world have been losing billions of dollars to fake items and ill-conceived exchange the excisable merchandise part,” the announcement peruses.