As mobile telephone users struggle to beat the deadline to acquire genuine handsets as required, Molo traders have raised concern over the increase in the number of Chinese hawkers trading in handsets in Molo town.
According to the chairman of Molo traders association Muraya Marioko, the Chinese hawkers have flocked the market for the last two weeks raising concern from local traders who fear that counterfeit handsets could be in circulation to unsuspecting members of the public.
“These Chinese hawker men are all over the town selling handsets at a cheaper price and some of them don’t even have the courtesy as they are even approaching clients within supermarkets and hotels” said Muraya.
He added that they now want the hawker’s products vetted by relevant bodies to ensure the safety of consumers.
“We hope the relevant bodies will vet this product because any client might buy oblivious that this phones might be switch off come September 30th” pointed out Muraya.
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