Ahead of a crackdown,  has found that 80 percent of all software used in  is pirated

A new report by Kenyan authorities and Microsoft show that rampant 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.

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