Vihiga law court

Two charged with possession of fake stamps worth Kshs. 0.4M

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


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