Importer of overage motor vehicles arrested in Lunga Lunga

Kenya Revenue Authority has arrested a suspect for bringing into the country over-age vehicles, which is prohibited, under the East African Community Customs Management Act (EACCMA).

The suspect Ms Fathiya Yasir Ebrahim who has been on the run for the last one year was arrested at Lunga Lunga border on October 3, following departure prohibition orders issued against her.

In October 2018, the suspect imported 11 over-age vehicles in Completely Knocked Down (CKD) state. She later presented falsified documents to KRA indicating that the vehicles were within the eight-year threshold.

The consignment, which comprised trucks and one minibus intended for commercial use in the transport sector have since been seized by KRA. The suspect will be arraigned at the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Mombasa.

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