By Samuel Migele
Two suspects were charged before Hamisi law court with being in
possession of excisable goods affixed with counterfeit excise stamps
worth Kshs. 473,793 of taxes.
The two accused persons; Morris Musyoka and Philimon Talam were
separately arrested on 29th December 2020 at Lusengeli area and Shiru
within Vihiga County.
Musyoka was found in possession of 300 cartons of Idakho vodka while
Talam was found in possession of African Spear containing 20 bottles of
250ml each all affixed with counterfeit stamps that they purported to
have been issued by Kenya Revenue Authority.
Possession of counterfeit stamps is contrary to Regulation 10(1)(g) of
the Excise Duty (Excisable Goods Management System) Regulation 2017 as
read with section 28 and 40 of the Excise Duty Act No.23 Laws of Kenya.
The accused denied the charges and were each released on
A bond of 80,000 surety of the same or a cash bail of 30,000 kenya
shillings, with a mention date on 14th pending hearing on 17th Jan