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KRA on the spot over delay in cargo clearance at port - 3 weeks ago, 21:58

Anthony Kitimo

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has been blamed for delays in clearing cargo at the Port of Mombasa and at Inland Container Depot (ICD) Embakasi, Nairobi.

The delays have been largely attributed to staff changes at KRA following interdiction of 75 officials who were linked to illegal cargo clearance and irregular issuance of tax compliance certificates.

According to transport players, the internal staff changes are negatively affecting movement of cargo at the port and ICD.

There are also claims the situation has been compounded by KRA employees who are said to be on a go-slow to protest what they perceive as harassment of their colleagues.

The Kenya International Freight and Warehousing Association (Kifwa) said the delay in cargo clearance is increasing storage charges, hurting their businesses, and called on KRA to move with speed to restore normalcy.

Kifwa national chairman Roy Mwanthi said they had held several meetings with KRA officials over the issue but ...
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