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Huge consignment of fake ‘morning after’ pill impounded in Nairobi – PHOTOS

Personnel at the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi on Friday impounded 31,000 pairs of a common emergency contraceptive for prevention of pregnancies.

The huge consignment of Postinor 2 – commonly referred to as P2 – was part of counterfeit goods worth more than Sh25 million impounded.

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Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialization, Adan Mohammed inspects samples of fake Postinor 2 emergency contraceptives impounded at the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

The counterfeit goods were found stashed inside five containers which included electronics, leather products and medical equipment.

Speaking during the opening of Anti-Counterfeit Agency offices at the Inland Container Depot, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialization, Adan Mohammed said the new office is an integral part of their renewed efforts to crack down on counterfeit products that mainly come through the Kenyan ports.

HEALTH RISK

“These counterfeit contraceptives would have posed a great danger to the health and lives of thousands of Kenyans,” said the CS.

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Cartons of counterfeit goods worth more than Sh25 million impounded at the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

In 2015, The Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board warned that fake emergency contraceptive, commonly known as P2, in circulation.

At the time, the board asked those who might have taken the product to “seek medical advice immediately”.

The drug is used as an emergency contraceptive to prevent pregnancies within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

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Samples of counterfeit electronic equipment which were impounded at the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY