Inflation Adjustment on Specific Rates of Excise Duty

The Commissioner General is required under the Excise Duty Act, 2015 to adjust, annually, the excise duty rates of products with specific rates of excise duty, to take into account the rate of inflation.

Kenya Revenue Authority would therefore like to inform manufacturers and importers of excisable goods falling under the above category and members of the public that the Commissioner General will adjust the rates of excise duty using the average inflation rate for the financial year 2019/2020, as determined by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. The adjusted rates will be effective from 1st October 2020.

In compliance with statutory provisions, Kenya Revenue Authority invites interested members of the public and stakeholders to submit their views on the excise inflation adjustment. The submissions should be addressed to the Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority, P.O Box 48240-00100, Nairobi or emailed to: to be received on or before Friday, 4th September 2020.

For further clarification and facilitation, please contact the Contact Centre on Tel: 020 4 999 999, 0711 099 999 or Email:

Commissioner General


Inflation Adjustment on Specific Rates of Excise Duty