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Man jailed for five years for illegally distributing DSTV signals

Nairobi Chief Magistrate H Onkwani found Esiaba guilty of performing exclusive acts granted to DSTV, without the authority of the rights holder/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17- Peter Esiaba has been fined Sh 400,000 or alternatively serves five years in jail for distributing decoders streaming content that infringes on DSTV rights.

Nairobi Chief Magistrate H Onkwani found Esiaba guilty of performing exclusive acts granted to DSTV, without the authority of the rights holder.

Esiaba is among three suspects that were arrested in Garissa Township, distributing illegal DSTV signals.

The 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 until all perpetrators are put to book.

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