Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has stressed the need to check the movement of goods and services through Kenya’s ports of entry. The CS, who was speaking during a trade conference that brought together different stakeholders, said there is a serious problem in Kenya with the movement of counterfeit goods and services.
He said different goods are seriously highlighted, including counterfeit medicine, wildlife and forestry products, human trafficking and illegal firearms. He said the government is about to burn a pile of a thousand guns illegally acquired, and that two months ago they burnt about 8 thousand firearms and 300,000 bullets, “We are actively moving around and mopping up illegal firearms,” he noted.
He said the authorities can’t spend most of their time collecting and mopping up illegal firearms, “Those are the ones we’ve collected, what about those moving stealthily in conflict areas around our region?”