Anti-counterfeit agency boss at the centre of fake number plate scam fired

Former Anti-Counterfeit Authority boss John Akoten. 

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What you need to know:

  • Mr Akoten did not even last a month in the top office at the agency where he could have easily replaced Elema Halake, who had ended his three-year stay at the helm of the parastatal.
  • Last month, Ms Mutahi tried to defend Dr Akoten’s appointment back to the top seat at the agency, saying the fake number plate saga had been ‘settled’ without disclosing how it was resolved.

The Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) has quietly removed John Akoten, the agency’s official at the centre of a fake number plate scam in 2016, from the position of acting executive director after backlash over his appointment last month.

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