Agency seeks sharper teeth in fakes fight

What you need to know:

  • The Presidency has since May taken leadership in the fight against trade in illicit goods, confiscating contraband goods worth billions of shillings that were later destroyed.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on August 31, for instance, destroyed contraband products worth Sh1.5 billion at State-owned East African Portland Cement’s grounds.
  • The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), a lobby, says the presidential intervention, through the Deputy Head of Civil Service Wanyama Musiambo, has helped build capacity and create public awareness in the fight against the menace.

Kenyan manufacturers are pushing the State to fast-track proposed changes to the law to give more powers to the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) in the elevated war on counterfeit menace.

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