Uhuru storms KRA Deport, issues stern warning over traders’ frustration


President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday morning made an impromptu visit to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Embakasi where seized containers are being stored.

This is after he received complaints from business people in the city who have had their goods confiscated for months.

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He inspected several containers with different cargo from China and other Asian countries.

The President was accompanied by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho and heads of the multi-agency task force.

The delay in clearance has been brought about by  the compounded by KRA employees who are said to be on a go-slow to protest what they perceive as harassment of their colleagues.

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Businessmen have for the past two months complained of increased cost of doing business, attributing this to delay by KRA to provide cargo tracking seals.

KRA has on the other hand stood its ground stating the delay is to help them do away with any counterfeit goods being sneaked into the country to unsuspecting customers.

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