A new report by Kenyan authorities and Microsoft show that rampant #software piracy in the East African nation costs technology firms 13 billion Kenya shillings annually (US$128 million).
Kenya is ranked among the 20 worst countries worldwide for software piracy. A Business Software Alliance (BSA) Global Software Survey found software piracy rates in Kenya at an astonishing 78 percent.
A spot check by Anadolu Agency in the streets of the Kenyan capital Nairobi found Microsoft Windows software going for around 50 cents to one dollar, compared to around $200 for a genuine copy.
Microsoft has in the past also said that 80 percent of all software used in Kenya is pirated.