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Counterfeit goods worth 4.8M burnt in Mombasa

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Counterfeit goods worth 4.5 million were on Friday burnt in Mombasa by a team of multi-agencies.

The counterfeit goods were supervised closely by the team at Clay works factory in Changamwe, Mombasa City.

“A multi-agency agency team currently @ Clay Works Factory Changamwe Mombasa for the destruction of counterfeit goods worth KSH 4.8 M. Our Chair @FloraMutahi Leading the team plus other board members.”

They addressed members of the public warning them against engaging in such trade terming it as dangerous to the health and to the economy.

“We are calling for a change of our consciousness against this trade, it’s a patriotic call since most these products are harmful to our health and their trade can run the country to economic ruins”

This is not the first time the government has burnt such products but many underground traders find ways to continue with the trade.

Also read: Trailer impounded with undocumented tyres

Citizens have blamed the government for protecting some of the sellers who in return they are paid to offer protection.

Business owners have also complained of unfair trades hampering their sales as some consumers prefer cheaper products.

Another body like the Kenya Revenue Authority has on many occasions been fighting them in a bid to close all tax loopholes.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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