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How Kenyan cartel dumped cargo

Publish date: 30 March 2020
Issue Number: 866
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Corruption

A tax evasion cartel involving vehicle-tracking service providers, clearing agents and transporters has been cheating the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) by dumping of cargo meant for export. Documents seen by The Nation show that last year alone, the cartel denied the KRA $19.1m by deactivating the tracking devices of the trucks ferrying transit cargo before they crossed the borders and offloaded the goods which were distributed into the local market. The KRA had authorised eight cargo tracking service providers to monitor the goods meant for markets like Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi but noticed that most of the cargo never crossed the borders. An audit conducted late last year into petroleum products, milk and alcohol flagged the extent of the scam.

Full report in The Nation