Sign In or Register | Monday, July 26, 2021
AfricaTeam,   5/10/2021 3:55:02 PM Add AfricaTeam as a Friend   |  Send Message
Africa See Profile
Trader Fined KShs.80, 000 For Possession Of Fake Excise Stamps

 A Milimani law court has fined a trader KShs.80,000 or in default, imprisonment for 8 months after the accused trader pleaded guilty to charges of being in possession of uncustomed goods contrary to Section 200 9d0(iii) as read with Section 210© of the East African Community Customs Management Act 2004.


Principal Magistrate David Ndunge found Francis Kariuki Macharia guilty of being in possession of 6000 bottles of 300 ml Azam energy drinks that were uncustomed and of a customs value of KShs.155,000. He also faced a charge of being in possession of excisable goods without excise stamps which is contrary to regulation 30(1)(b) as read with regulation 30(2) of the Excise Duty(Excisable Goods Management System Regulations, 2017). Kariuki was arrested while transporting the goods on 14th March 2021 at Mlolongo along Nairobi-Mlolongo road. The Court ordered for the release of motor vehicle used to transport the goods but ordered that the exhibits (Azam Energy drink) be destroyed by KRA.


KRA is conducting surveillance on illicit trade involving use of counterfeit excise stamps to rid the market of illicit goods and promote fare trade as well as protect the public from consuming harmful products. On Saturday 1st May 2021, KRA carried out simultaneous operations in various parts of Nairobi including Kariobangi, Ruai, Kiserian, Dandora, Pipeline, Kasarani and Kenyatta market. The operation happened on Saturday and KRA officers seized various brands of illicit liquor estimated to have a market value of KShs. 1,194,200 and tax value of KShs.531, 443.


KRA is committed to ensuring that trade operations are only carried out by traders who abide by the laid down legislations and tax policies.



Commissioner, Investigations & Enforcement

Dr. Edward Karanja

Bookmark and Share Email Email to Friends Print Print
Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Linkedin African Music
Post a New Story from your Account, then Vote for it Here by clicking Push

Most Popular
Latest Forums
Latest Polls
    Nigeria    Kenya    
South Africa    Ghana    
Egypt    Ethiopia    Zimbabwe    Uganda    Tanzania    
Africa    Kenya a Hot bed of Investments    Test    Pope Francis On Safari In Kenya    Malawi    Sudan    The 2nd Pan-African Cultural Festival Photos    Tunisia    2010 World Cup Draw: Which Country Has the Hottest Fans?    Somalia    
Site Map | Help | Send Feedback | Contact us | User Agreement | Privacy | About us
Copyright © 2020-2022 "Africa Updates" All rights reserved