Kenyan pirate gets 5 years jail

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Nairobi’s chief magistrate Helen Onkwani sentenced Peter Esiaba for 5 years having been found guilty of pirating DStv signals.

Esiaba is among three suspects that were arrested in Garissa Township, and charged with distributing illegally sourced DSTV signals.

The police officers drawn from the National Police Service and Kenya Copyright Board conducted the raid, dismantled their network and carted away decoders and other tools used to distribute illegal signals.

The officers were acting on a tip off from concerned residents who suspected unusual activities in the house which has several big transmitters. Kenya Copyright Board has warned that they will not relent on their fight against infringement of copyright, piracy and other related crimes.


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