The Government of Kenya stated that counterfeit electricity cables in the country is costing the economy almost $1 Billion in lost revenue. In addition to the economic impact, 275 people died from exploding counterfeit cable wires and components in 2012. Source: Humphrey Liloba, “Kenya: Fight Against Counterfeit Trade Rages On,” AllAfrica, February 11, 2013.
The counterfeit trade in Kenya is a $800 Million (70 Billion Kenyan Shilling) business, according to the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) of Kenya. Most trademark infringements in the country involve products such as counterfeit drugs, electronics, pirated software, counterfeit alcohol and mobile phones. Between 2010 and 2012, the ACA processed 177 complaints of counterfeiting and prosecuted 47… Continue reading Trademark Infringements Impact in Kenya
The New York Times reported on the various tactics that elephant ivory poachers are deploying against park rangers in Central Africa. Experts are reporting that the poachers are using former soldiers who are employing military tactics to kill rangers that come across their activities. In Kenya, six rangers were killed during 2012. In the Democratic… Continue reading Tactics of Elephant Poachers in Central Africa
According to the NGO End Child Prostitution in Kenya, in 2009 there were up to 50,000 children involved in the sex trade. Most of the customers of child prostitution were Kenyan nationals, as well as tourists from Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
In 2012, child advocates reported that men were paying around $25 (2,000 Kenyan Shillings) to have sex with girls as young as 12.
Worldwide, law enforcement officials seized over 23 tons of ivory that was being trafficked on the black market.Officially, the trade in ivory was banned worldwide in 1989.
There are an estimated 7,000 prostitutes who work in the Kenyan city of Nairobi, according to a report by the City Council. Each sex worker sees an average of 3 to 4 clients each night.
Corruption and bribery in Kenya is estimated to cost as much as $1 Billion each year. Despite living on less than $1 per day, Kenyans pay on average 16 bribes each month.
In July of 2011, there were six rhinos reported to have been killed for their horns in Kenya. The number of rhinos killed for the month was the same number as the number killed in all of 2008.
Over 10,000 people are trafficked into the coastal provinces of Kenya every year, according to estimates by the International Organisation of Migration.
The counterfeit industry in Kenya is worth $688 Million (70 Billion Kenyan Shillings) a year, according to a policy report. Kenya has the largest counterfeit market in East Africa, with China and India providing the majority of counterfeit items into the country.