Crackdown fail? Banned cosmetics trade still thriving

Sellers at the downtown beauty shops bypass controls to sell hazardous illegal cosmetics. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The sellers at the downtown beauty shops, fully aware that there's still demand for the banned products, are careful not to display them on shelves.
  • Instead, they use women at the entrance of buildings to sell the illegal creams.

River Road. A street that is ever bustling with lots of activity and booming businesses. Along this busy passage in Nairobi’s downtown area, the street is dotted with tens of cosmetics shops.

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