KRA destroys contraband goods at Stoni Athi in Kajiado County

By The Weekly Vision

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in collaboration with the multi-agency team against illicit trade, destroyed illicit products valued at Kshs.1 billion at Stoni Athi, Kajiado County.

The products seized from various traders in Nairobi and its environs, among the products destroyed were 379,760 bottles of spirits, 60 drums of raw spirit, 35,615 bottles of beer, 11,000 bottles of wine, 197,000 packets of cigarettes and several rolls of counterfeit excise stamps.

KRA impounded the products during various operations carried out in collaboration with the multi-agency team. This team, established by the President in May 2018, is responsible for combating illicit trade. It consists of various government agencies including the Office of the President, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA), NACADA and the Department of Public Health.

KRA has a mandate of trade facilitation and is ready to facilitate all law- abiding traders. KRA warned perpetrators of illicit trade and traders dealing with contraband to cease the illegal practices or face the law. Traders found with illicit goods will have their premises closed and trade licenses withdrawn.

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