The taxman Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has once again impounded high end vehicles which had been declared as personal effects and household goods.
KRA Customs and Border Control Department Commissioner Julius Musyoki, on Tuesday, March 29, said
“The KRA officials based at the port of Mombasa seized two Range Rover and one Mercedes Benz vehicles valued at KSh 28 million and with an estimated tax value of KSh 8.5 million,” he said.
The vehicles were concealed in a 40-feet cargo container loaded with baby walkers and used mattresses as away of evading tax.
This comes as the tax collector intensifies surveillance at the port to curb the rampant vehicle smuggling from overseas.
Late last year, three luxury vehicles, believed to have been brought in from the United Kingdom, were seized in a similar manner, hidden within containers at Mombasa port.
The UK government had previously raised a red flag over operations at the Kenyan port, claiming that cartels were using it a transit point to smuggle posh vehicles stolen from Britain.
The cargo was shipped from the United Kingdom by Saidar Muteweta and was destined to a consignee in Uganda, one Abubakari Sekimwanyi.