Impact of Counterfeit Electricity Cables in Kenya

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.

Trademark Infringements Impact in Kenya

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

Tactics of Elephant Poachers in Central Africa

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

Child Prostitution in Kenya

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.

Counterfeit industry value in Kenya

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.