Kenya Destroys Shs60m Counterfeits

Kenya Revenue Authority

Chairman of Vipers SC, viagra buy Mr. Tadeus Kitandwe, this has taken to social media to complain about conspiracy to deny Vipers the league title.

The manager has raised claims of certain officials paying Vipers SC opponents huge sums of money in order for them to deny the league leaders maximum points.

The manager further revealed that URA FC have been promised huge sums for the same purpose before today’s [Tuesday] match.

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”URA players have been promised 1.5 million shillings if they beat or draw with Vipers today. Entebbe FC is yet to accept the same offer.” He posted with his official account to a local football group.

Chimpreports reached URA FC coach Alex Isabirye who refuted the whole issue, cheapest “If it’s indeed true that Kitandwe himself has posted such things then it’s a pity. We (URA) are going for a win against Vipers SC and nothing less.”

He however declined to comment further.

Mr. Kitandwe further claimed that players of league debutants, Rwenshama already got their share after their surprise 2-1 win to the Buikwe side on Friday 3rd April 2015 at Nakivubo. Efforts to reach Rwenshama’s officials were however futile as they couldn’t be found through phone.

Referees bribery

The angry chairman did not spare match officials too,” The vice is growing. The referees are being paid to favor that team while others are paid to frustrate Vipers. We know the official doing this but all of us are looking on!!!!! I pity out efforts!!!!!!!”

Fufa response

Chimpreports called FUFA competitions Secretary, Mr. Ali Mwebe who declined to talk and forwarded the call to his boss Mr. Nicholas Kiiza to comment on the matter.  The financial director rubbished the claims, “I have seen his post on Facebook, but it’s uncertain that it is coming from him. If he has evidence let him present it to us and we look into it.”

He added “if that is the case, then how has Vipers maintained their top position, does it mean they also do the same vice?”

Vipers are scheduled to play URA FC at Buikwe. They lead the table with 52 points, just two and three ahead of KCCA FC and SC Villa on second and third position respectively.
The Kenyan government has destroyed illegal cigarettes and alcoholic drinks valued at Ksh60 million as it stepped up the efforts to guard the lucrative segment highly susceptible to tax evasion by unscrupulous traders.

Tobacco and alcohol are the key source of the country’s excise tax revenues, illness as well as targets for a thriving smuggling trade that costs the economy Ksh70 billion in losses.

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) said the counterfeit brands of wine, spirits and cigarettes was seized from traders in Nakuru, Eldoret, Nyeri and Embu counties where they were being sold to unsuspecting customers.

The authority said it was enhancing its market surveillance operations to ensure traders adhere to rules and regulations.

“This is to ensure only approved excisable goods are consumed by the public but also that taxes due to the government are paid,” said KRA head of the market surveillance Mr. Caxton Masudi on Monday.

Destruction of the goods took place in Ruai, Nairobi and was witnessed by representatives from Nairobi County Commissioner’s office, National Environment Management Authority and the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

The crackdown and destruction of contraband goods comes four months after the authority introduced validators – gadgets used to identify counterfeited liquor and cigarettes by detecting whether brands display second – generation KRA revenue stamps.

Market Surveillance

Over the period, the authority’s market surveillance unit carried out inspection of excisable goods, premises and transactional records to ensure compliance with the turnover tax, value added tax and customs and excise laws.

The exercise was conducted among traders suspected to be dealing with fake merchandise.


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