KRA boss summoned over smuggled JKIA buses
02 July 2015, 08:07
Nairobi – Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General, John Njiraini has been summoned by a Parliamentary committee to shed more light on claims that the controversial JKIA Apron passenger buses were smuggled into the country.
The National Assembly Transport committee chair, Maina Kamanda (Starehe) said the MPs want to hear from Njiriani why his authority allowed duty waiver on the buses to deny the government revenue.
Investigations into irregular procurement of the buses is being conducted by both the Parliamentary committee and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), and the probe has already led to the dismissal of Acting Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Managing Director, Lucy Mbugua and two other senior managers.
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Kamanda said his committee is interested in establishing the true status of the procurement and tax payments by Relief and Mission Logistics Company, the firm that had been granted the concessionaire agreement to provide the ramp bus services.
When the KAA board appeared before the Committee on Tuesday, it claimed that the company evaded paying taxes for the five buses, further accusing KAA of directly seeking to have duty for the five buses waived contrary to the laid down procedure.
Kamanda also said his committee will summon the management of Relief and Mission Logistics Company to establish whether it evaded tax in importation of the buses as alleged by KAA board led by its chair, David Kimaiyo.
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