Kenya ratifies Protocol to eliminate Illicit Trade in tobacco

The Republic of Kenya has become the 59th country to sign the protocol to eliminate Illicit Trade in tobacco products. This will help the country to control smuggling of cigarettes more effectively and arrest criminals even outside its borders.  The protocol seeks to eliminate all forms of illicit trade in tobacco products in line with Article 15 of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Illicit trade in tobacco products remains a problem in Kenya despite the country installing an effective trace and track system more than 10 years ago. Many civil society organisations in Kenya have lauded the government’s commitment to the fight against illicit trade in tobacco products.

See the origional article by John Muchangi in the The Star here.