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There's a special name for theft of library books in Kenya...it's booklifting, and it's rampant in libraries in Nairobi and around the country.
Attienna Okundu, of the National Book And Development Council Of Kenya, said that booklifting is a concern "for almost every library. When we train librarians, the issue of security is one of the central issues addressed." Many libraries do employ a security force, but it hasn't had much success tackling the booklifting trend.
The BBC is working with Kenyan Ruben Gitahi, to assist in bringing the problem to light and to minimize the loss to collections.