Trader charged as products with counterfeit stamps are seized in Kiambu Town

A trader, Peter Kamau Mburu was today charged with possession of excisable goods affixed with counterfeit excise stamps before Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate Hon. Wendy Micheni.

Police officers from Kiambu police station arrested the accused on 15th March, 2022 within Kiambu town upon receiving a tip off that he was in possession of 51 cartons containing 1,018 pieces of Aquila Vodka affixed with counterfeit excise stamps aboard motor vehicle registration number KG 8505. Possession of counterfeit excise stamps is illegal under the Excise Duty Act (EGMS) Regulations.

He denied to the charges and was granted bond. The matter will be mentioned on 27th March, 2022. KRA warns the public against the existence of counterfeit products in the market and encourages reporting of any such malpractices.

Meanwhile, Brian Agol Banda was on 11th March, 2022 arraigned at Milimani Law Courts before Hon Wendy Micheni Chief Magistrate to answer to charges of forgery of a KRA VIP parking sticker.

KRA officers on 18th February, 2022 conducted a crackdown on motor vehicle bearing KRA VIP parking stickers. It was discovered that sticker number NCCA 26/HON/2021 affixed on motor vehicle registration number KCV 163V Toyota Aqua parked along Kimathi Street was fake and that parking fees had not been paid.

The suspect pleaded not guilty to the offences and was granted bond/cash bail.Members of the public are urged to report any such malpractices to ensure that the Government collects the much needed revenue.

Commissioner, Investigations & Enforcement

PRESS RELEASE 17/03/2022

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Trader charged as products with counterfeit stamps are seized in Kiambu Town