Nairobi — Anti-Counterfeit Authority together with the Multi-agency enforcement team on counterfeit goods has destroyed counterfeit goods with Sh27 million at Athi River.
The counterfeit goods comprised many assorted items ranging from fast-moving consumer goods like clothing, footwear, alcohol, electrical goods, and apparel among others which were replicas of popular local and international brands.
According to the Elema Halake, Executive Director, Anti-Counterfeit Authority, this makes a critical step in the continuous effort of fighting counterfeit products in the country.
Today's initiative goes a long way to contribute to the National Action Plan against counterfeiting and illicit trade in the country," noted Elema Halake, Executive Director,Anti-Counterfeit Authority.
On her part, Betty Maina, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives noted, "As Government, we are on a daily basis fighting the war on illicit trade and counterfeit products as it has a big hit in genuine economic activity, contributes to reduced essential tax revenue, impacts on foreign direct investment prospects and contributes to serious health risks."