Sh4bn over-age cars set to be destroyed

Hundreds of imported cars await to be cleared at a local Clearing Freight Station (CFS) in Mombasa. Second hand car dealers have asked the government to introduce uniform environmental degradation levy to all motor vehicles. FILE PHOTO |

What you need to know:

  • It is not clear how the vehicles were cleared by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) given that the Kenya Bureau of Standards has contracted an independent inspection company in Japan, Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center (JEVIC), to inspect all vehicles leaving that country for sale in Kenya.
  • The regulations prescribe what types of gifts a State officer can receive, their maximum value, collection, storage and disposal. They also provide guidelines on the opening and maintaining registers of conflict of interest, the grounds and conditions for opening, registering, maintaining, controlling and closing bank accounts outside Kenya and mechanisms on lodging complaints, investigations, disciplinary processes and the enforcement of the ethics and anti-corruption code.
  • The EACC chairman noted Kenyans were now faced with the fourth liberation that is the liberation from the yokes of corruption and impunity.

More than 2,000 cars worth over Sh4 billion are set to be be destroyed because they were more than eight years old when they were imported.

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