THREE COMPANIES AND ITS DIRECTORS CHARGED WITH SELLING SH11 MILLION COUNTERFEIT MASKS.

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BY SAM ALFAN.

Four directors in three companies have been charged with conspiracy to sell counterfeit worth Sh11 million.

The companies including Johngray communication ltd, Davetronics Electronic ltd and Real Time Co ltd were charged together with William Muthee, Sylvia Wambui, Dr. Kimani Muthami and Lilian Awour.

The companies were accused of conspiring to sell counterfeit goods including 20, 000 pieces of ‘3’ branded face masks valued Sh11, 000,000 without authority of 3M company the registered owner of ‘3M’ Trade mark.

The court heard that the face masks were an imitation.

It is alleged that they committed the offence on diverse dates between December 30, 2020 and January 18 last year, within Nairobi County.

Dr. Kimani Muthami, the director of Johngray communication ltd was further accused of selling counterfeit 20,000 pieces of ‘3M’ branded face masks valued Sh11 million without authority of 3 M company.

The court heard that he committed the offence on diverse dates between December 30, 2020 and January 18 last year in Nairobi.

The prosecution further alleged that on diverse dates December 29, 2020 and January 6, 2021, Real Time Co, ltd and its director Lilian Awour was also found selling counterfeit face masks without authority from the brand owner.

The company was allegedly selling the face masks at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, while Davetronics Electronic ltd and its directors William Muthee and Sylvia Wambui committed a similar offence.

They denied the charges when they appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Esther Kimilu.

The court ordered them to deposit cash bail of Sh300, 000 each, to secure their release.

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