As the world marks the International Condoms Day on Tuesday Kenya’s online community has varied reactions to confirmations that fake condoms have flooded the market.
Population Services Kenya, which distributes Trust condoms, cautioned customers on Monday to look out for the “true marks of Trust Studded” condoms.
In newspaper adverts, the firm urged consumers to check the front face of a pack of Trust Studded to ensure that it has a triple tested icon on the bottom left side and a white stripe with pack content.
The name “Studded” should also appear in bold at the centre of the pack.
The confirmation has made Kenyans online a jittery lot as they advised each other to stay alert on the fakes especially as Valentine’s Day nears.
— MUENI ? (@DjEynie) February 13, 2018
See my last RT? We need to stay woke when buying condoms. This is what to look out for when buying your pack of Trust condoms. pic.twitter.com/EBN4TQTUmj
— GATHONI (@QueenGathoni) February 13, 2018
You can no longer Trust condoms. pic.twitter.com/FGnRGQMaHP
— Fadhili Kanini (@FQanini) February 12, 2018
Valentines tunajua mtakua busy sana usiku so mkienda kubuy a packet of Trust condoms, check on these 3 things to make sure you have the right selection to protect your erection! ? #KuwaTrue pic.twitter.com/30BRa61Mln
— Trust Kenya (@Trustcondoms) February 12, 2018
"There could either be counterfeit or fake condoms in the market suspicion has been raised by a three-day advertisement in the local dailies run by Population Services Kenya (PSK), which distributes Trust brand of condoms"
— Schea Of Sheba (@scheafferoo) February 12, 2018
SENSELESS PROFITEERS, keen to cash in on Valentines Day, flood market with counterfeit male condoms; Target major brands like #Trust and others. Consumers advised to abstain. If not, they must only use certified quality contraceptives. Pls RT and save a life #RipoffKenya @DurexKE pic.twitter.com/bC6unXOYMh
— COFEK, Kenya (@ConsumersKenya) February 12, 2018