KRA denies it has increased import duty at Mombasa
The Kenya Revenue Authority has dismissed claims by a section of importers that it has increased import duty at the Port of Mombasa. KRA commissioner for customs and border control Julius Musyoki yesterday said the taxman has only reviewed its cargo valuation process for imported goods, as it seeks to curb tax cheats who have denied the authority revenue. Musyoki said importers have manipulated KRA systems which has led to an increase in undervaluation, mis-declaration and concealment of imported goods, including falsification of importation documents. “It is important to note that Kenya Revenue Authority has no mandate to increase duty as this is done through consultative budget process, which is approved by the council of ministers of finance under the East Africa Community,” Musyoki said.