StoCK webinar on June 30, Results on illicit trade survey to be released

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The Stop Crime Kenya (StoCK), a campaign of Cofek and Tax Justice of South Africa, will Wednesday release the results of a survey on illicit trade in Kenya.

The survey was conducted between June 7-14, 2021 by phone interview on an 8-parameter questionnaire.

During the session, the participants of the virtual forum will be treated to knowledge sharing on various issues including but not limited to the scope, current interventions and target undertakings in the near future.

Among the speakers will be former Lesotho Commissioner of Customs, Ms Makali Lepholisa who doubles up as Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) director.

Others will include StoCK chairman Stephen Mutoro who doubles up as Secretary General, Cofek.

Dr Evans Oruta, a senior lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) will look at a case study of smuggled products such as cigarettes, electronics, among others.

The TJSA director Yusuf Abramjee, who doubles up as Vice Chairman of Crime Stoppers International, will release actual results of the survey.

Deputy Director at the Anti-Counterfeits Authority (ACA) Dr John Akoten will give the ACA experience of tackling illicit trade which comprises mostly of the counterfeits.

One of the Commissioners of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and or his/nominee will speak on the KRA experience and strategy of beating illicit trade.

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