Mombasa tycoon sues Haco and Bic years after counterfeits row
SEE ALSO :Who is Naushad Merali?Mr Doshi through his company had imported 400 cartons of the Bic ballpoint pens from China which he sold to Nakumatt and several other customers in Mombasa and Nairobi. Doshi, who was testifying before Mombasa Chief Magistrate Evans Makori on Tuesday, said despite being acquitted by a magistrates court in Nairobi on July 10, 1997, they were charged again with a similar offence in 2002, after Haco complained to Kebs. Mr Doshi is now seeking damages for what he terms wrongful prosecution. “We were inspected by Kebs on August 23, 2002, after Haco launched a complaint that we had a further consignment of counterfeit Bic biro pens yet these were the same consignment of 1996 that was left in my possession,” Mr Doshi told the court. While being cross-examined by his lawyer Willies Oluga, Doshi said they agreed to settle the matter with Societe Bic and Haco and paid Sh15 million for the pens and agreed that he would keep the whole consignment.