The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has deregistered 121 vehicles, whose owners’ allegedly evaded tax amounting to Sh500 million by obtaining the registration documents “fraudulently or in a manner contrary to the provisions of the Traffic Act”.
KRA, in a joint public notice with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), which was published in the local dailies yesterday, listed the 121 vehicles and urged the owners to surrender their registration documents for cancellation.
“Pursuant to the Public Notice published on 10th June 2016, the Authority hereby invokes Section 6 (10) and Section 6(11) of the Traffic Act, Cap. 403 Laws of Kenya and withdraws the registration numbers with effect from the date of this notice.
“The Authority has reasonable ground to believe the motor vehicle registration numbers have been obtained in error, fraudulently or in a manner contrary to the provisions of the Traffic Act,” read the notice.
CS WAMALWA’S RANGE ROVER DEREGISTERED BY KRA
A Range Rover belonging to Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa’s is among the cars deregistered by KRA.
Wamalwa’s Range Rover Vogue had been registered as an Isuzu truck.
KRA blames the irregularities to a motor vehicle syndicate that smuggles vehicles into the country.
Owners of the deregistered vehicles are now required to surrender the registration numbers and Logbooks to the KRA for cancellation.
“Members of the public are notified that any motor vehicle bearing any of the registration numbers is not legally registered under such number. Accordingly, the owners of the said motor vehicles are hereby required to return the identification plates and registration books to the Authority for cancellation,” the notice stated.