Counterfeit goods worth Ksh7M intercepted at Mombasa port

By Beth Nyaga 

Counterfeit goods worth 7 million shillings have been intercepted at the Port of Mombasa.

The goods were intercepted on Tuesday evening following a tip off and intelligence reports channeled to the anti-counterfeit body.

Anti-counterfeit agency officer in Coast Ibrahim Bulle said the cargo was shipped by Zhuhai A-store Import and Export Co Ltd from Nansha, China to a consignee identified as Mashzi Suppliers Ltd, based in Kampala, Uganda.

“The containers have reputable counterfeited brands among them Toyota, Dell, HP,” Bulle said.

He said Toyota products intercepted include timing belts and oil filters, which are critical to car users as they can knock down the engine.

Bulle said ACA has been carrying out sporadic verification of all cargo imported through the port of Mombasa to curb counterfeits.

He said the war on counterfeit products has been challenging because sometimes items are imported without branded boxes.

“These products are then branded locally and out on the shelves,” he said.


A suspect of Ugandan origin has been detained as investigations into the incident continue.

Additional information by Juney Karisa