Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in collaboration with the multiagency team has intercepted a truck carrying 54 drums of uncustomed ethanol. The drums were carrying 250 litres each with an estimated market value of Kshs. 10,900,000 (Ten million, nine hundred thousand). The ethanol had a tax implication of Kshs. 6,700,000 (Six million, seven hundred thousand shillings). The consignment was intercepted along the Kacheliba-Makutano route in West Pokot County.
The Multiagency team based in Suam Border Office was acting on a tip-off from the public when they intercepted the truck and conducted a 100% verification on the consignment. Upon verification the officers confirmed that the truck was ferrying drums of ethanol, 133 crates with assorted empty beer bottles and 301 empty beer crates. Upon interrogation, the truck driver had initially stated that he was transporting alcoholic beverages from Uganda to Kainuk. The consignment has been detained by the National Police Service as investigations are ongoing.
KRA continues to collaborate with multiagency teams to enhance vigilance at the ports of entry. This is part of KRA initiatives geared towards promoting legitimate trade, mobilizing revenue and protecting the society from proliferation of harmful products.
Commissioner, Customs & Border Control – Ms. Lillian Nyawanda