Government Anti-Piracy Agents raid Kilua Beach, dismantle piracy equipment

Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) inspectors and Multichoice Kenya officers raided Kilua Beach Resort at the coastal town of Mombasa and dismantled equipment used to illegally stream TV content. The police also made arrests at the beach hotel while confiscating 16 decoders and other contrivances used for distributing infringed DSTV signal.

In a statement through its Twitter social media account KECOBO said the suspects involved will be arraigned before court.

Among the arrested was one individual who was selling internet streaming set top boxes (STBs) and pirate login credentials that enabled customers to illegally access premium of EPL, LaLiga, UEFA and CNN on beIN Sports and Sky Sports platforms.

Partners Against Piracy (PAP) have called for the implementation of Sections 35 B, C, and D of the Copyright Act, in cooperation with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to help the creative industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and create over 50,000 new jobs for the youth.



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