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Thousands of counterfeit set books seized in Namanga

Saturday November 9 2019

Counterfeit set books

Cartons filled with fake books confiscated during a raid by the Anti-Counterfeit Authority in Nyamakima, Nairobi, on October 4, 2019. Officials seized more books in Namanga on November 11, 2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

FAITH NYAMAI
By FAITH NYAMAI
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The Anti-Counterfeit Authority on Saturday nabbed a huge consignment of counterfeit secondary school books in Namanga.

The set books and other goods were being smuggled into Kenya from Tanzania.

Mr Abdi Hussein, an official at the agency, said the goods valued at Sh22,115,880 were intercepted in buses at Namanga, a border crossing point in Kajiado

The officials said they seized the following books:

The Pearl, published by New Longman Literature - 8,736

The Inheritance, published by Longhorn - 6,720

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A Doll’s House, published by the East Africa Educational Publisher - 16,200

Memories We Lost, published by Moran - 4,800

They goods also included assorted shoes. The shoes brands included, Nike, Gucci, Fila and Adidas.

Mr Hussein said they also nabbed 1800 pieces of imperial leather soaps and 1,860 pieces of door locks.