An assortment of counterfeit goods worth KES 5 million were over the weeked destroyed by Anti Counterfeiot Authorities (ACA) in Mombasa over the weekend. Chair of the Board of ACA, Ms Flora Mutahi said that the condemned goods that were destroyed through burning at the Coast Clay Works in Changamwe consisted of various items ranging from fast moving goods like footwear, clothing, electronics, stationeries and cosmetics which were replicas of some popular local and international brands in the market.
She added that continued impounding and destruction of counterfeit goods that find their way into the country through the ports is proof of ACA’s seriousness and commitment to rid the local market of counterfeit products. The board took time off their retreatment to oversee the destruction of fake goods.
Mutahi also expressed confidence that the series of high profile seizures being carried out by ACA will go along way in planting the seed of fear in the hearts and minds of the players in ‘counterfeit industry’. ACA will further open to private sector to create consumer awareness and law enforcement. The body has a National Action Plan to curb illicit trade.