By Michael Wesonga
The Communications Commissions of Kenya (CCK) and the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) will arrest and prosecute vendors of counterfeit phones.
CCK Acting Director General Francis Wangusi said mobile phone manufacturers must also seek the commission’s approval to ascertain quality of their gadgets.
Wangusi said they are committed to ensuring consumers are not exposed to social and health threats associated with counterfeit phones.
The commission said it is committed to offering secure Information Communications Technology platforms to Kenyans.
“We are committed to ensuring criminals do not infiltrate the market,” he said. ACA Deputy Director John Akoten said persons found with counterfeits, if held, will be required to pay a fine three times the value of the confiscated product, serve a five-year jail term or the two.
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