KRA, DCI seize sh1.2 billion of fake excise stamps, illicit liqour in Thika


The Kenya Revenue Authority and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have counterfeit excise stamps and 312,000 litres of illlicit products vakued at sh1.2 billion in Thika.

The two organisations are in an operation that started off on January 31 and they conducted the raid in the warehouse of Africa Spirit Limited based in Thika.

This is after large consignments of counterfeit excise stamps and suspected illicit ethanol were found within their premises.

KRA said the premise have been sealed off to enable in-depth investigations into the racket.

The factory’s production manager was arraigned in court and detained for seven days to facilitate further investigations.

The Directors of the Company and other senior management are also being sought.

The operation is part of the government’s ongoing campaign against illicit trade aimed at ensuring compliance with tax and consumer protection laws.

Africa Spirits is a licensed manufacturer of portable spirits including Glen Rock, Legend Black, Blue Moon, Legend Brandy, Gypsy King and Furaha.

DCI Boss George at the premise on Friday/ Photo/COURTESY

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