KRA seizes five lux­ury ve­hi­cles in Nairobi for tax Eva­sion

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

MERCY GAKII/ The Kenya Rev­enue Author­ity is in­ves­ti­gat­ing five cars im­pounded yes­ter­day morn­ing along Mom­basa Road for evad­ing tax. The ve­hi­cles which in­clude three Range Rovers, a Toy­ota Land­cruiser Prado V8 and a Sub­aru For­rester are be­ing held at Nairobi County Po­lice Head­quar­ters. They were flagged down by the fly­ing squad af­ter a tip off.

The five are among some 300 ve­hi­cles pro­filed ear­lier in the year for non-pay­ment of taxes and im­proper reg­is­tra­tion pro­ce­dures.

The mo­tor ve­hi­cles with ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties are KAY939L, Land Rover Sport, KCH956T Range Rover Vogue, KCG899V a Range Rover Vogue, Toy­ota Land­cruiser Prado V8 reg­is­tra­tion num­ber KCB786J, and Sub­aru For­rester reg­is­tra­tion num­ber KCE219D.

Early this month, the author­ity in­ter­cepted a con­tainer with two Range Rovers that had been wrongly de­clared, at the Port of Mom­basa fol­low­ing in­tel­li­gence from the United King­dom.

The ve­hi­cles, in a 40-foot con­tainer, had been de­clared as bi­cy­cles, bales of cloth­ing and en­gines, but scanned images in­clud­ing those from the in­tel­li­gence source con­tra­dicted the dec­la­ra­tion.

Re­ports in­di­cated that the ve­hi­cles, destined for Uganda, would have de­nied KRA up to Sh15 mil­lion in rev­enue. Only this week, a Nairobi court heard that a Range Rover that was im­pounded hav­ing ac­crued Sh6.5 mil­lion in un­paid tax was stolen from the UK. The ve­hi­cle be­longed to Wa­ter CS Eu­gene Wa­malwa. The case is on-go­ing. The tax­man has in the re­cent past pub­licly listed 124 ve­hi­cles with out­stand­ing tax is­sues.

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