Kenya wins praise for fight against illicit tobacco trade

From: Business Daily Africa

Kenya loses billions of shillings in tax revenue and jobs to bootlegging of cigarettes.


Kenya is among countries that have made great strides in controlling prevalence of illicit tobacco trade, a new World Bank report shows, citing implementation of tight measures by government.

In the report titled ‘Confronting Illicit Tobacco Trade: A Global Review of Country Experiences,’ the World Bank says Kenya has invested substantially in taxation and product tracking systems of controlling illicit trade in tobacco products since early 2000s.

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