Earlier Thursday morning the Consumers Federation of Kenya held a press conference to address issues related with products that are being sold to Kenyans for consumption. The reaction was enormous and what ran through social media started with fake drinks.
Alcohol is one of the drinks that was talked about vastly by Kenyans on social media. There are various drinks that have lost their taste recently due to fake branding. These days a drink is stored and packaged in a bottle then given either a new name or one related to another brand.
Stephen Mutoro speaking to the press said that the most vulnerable individuals are poor people because they fall for these kind of cheap drinks that are fake. When a drink is manufactured and sealed to look like another brand, it comes cheap hence attracts more people who do not care about the validity of the drink but the price.
Kenyans have been known to be creative as some people have found out they had fake drinks the hard way. There have been incidences in the past of people losing their sight and others dying because of fake drinks.
There has been Fake News in the last few weeks and now Fake Drinks is taking over social media. I know you are conversant with your favorite drink so when you go out tonight look out for these fake drinks. Friday is a good day to unwind but watch what you drink.