KRA destroys goods worth Sh1m in Eldoret

Business Daily Kenya:  Emmanuel Masinde @PeopleDailyKe Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and other government agencies in North Rift region de...

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Emmanuel Masinde @PeopleDailyKe

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and other government agencies in North Rift region destroyed goods worth Sh1 million in Eldoret on Tuesday.

KRA deputy commissioner, also north rift regional coordinator, Florence Otory said the goods were seized at Eldoret International Airport and had been stored at customs warehouse since 2016.

Otori said the goods have since been condemned for non-compliance to various laws in the East African community Customs Management Act 2004.

“These goods do not meet public health standards and also threaten our moral fabric,” she said. Among goods destroyed were pharmaceutical supplies, toy guns, farming seeds, artificial male and female sex organs including penile enlargement gels and tobacco products.

“KRA and Kenya Bureau of Standards have enhanced controls on all goods that do not conform with the country’s standards, that include restricted, substandard as well as counterfeit goods.” she added.

Inability to determine cost of some items made it difficult to establish total value of the goods seized since last year. KRA has installed scanners at all airports, enhancing efficiency and performance.

“All goods offloaded from the plane are thoroughly scanned by special technological tools and sniffer dogs to ensure compliance to the safe framework of standards and the anti-narcotic regulations,” said Otory.

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