KRA lines up hundreds of vehicles for destruction at port
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) intends to destroy a new batch of hundreds of over-age vehicles seized at
Mombasa’s port in an effort to relieve congestion at the various container freight stations where the vehicles are currently held.
“Pursuant to the provisions of sections 42 and 248 of the East African Community Customs Management Act. 2004, notice is
given that the under-mentioned condemned goods shall be disposed of by way of destruction on the 4th January
2023, after the expiry of thirty days from the publication of this notice,” reads the gazette notice.
A gazette notice released on Friday states that the majority of the vehicles have reached Kenya’s maximum legal import age.
The vast majority of the automobiles slated for destruction were intended for
the Kenyan market, and some had already arrived at the port of Mombasa in 2009.
According to import regulations, the government forbids the importation of vehicles that are more than eight years
old, with the exception of those that are brought by returning citizens or used for government-related purposes, such as humanitarian aid or development projects.
According to KEBs regulations, used cars must be less than eight years old from the year of first registration and imported vehicles must be right-hand drive.
Any vehicle that does not adhere to these standards must be destroyed locally or shipped back to the country of manufacture at the importer’s expense.