Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business

Kenya

Sex toys, toy guns among goods destroyed by KRA in Eldoret

KRA has installed a scanner at the Moi International Airport to enhance verification and detection of uncustomed goods/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 15 – Sex toys, toy guns, tobacco and various pharmaceutical products are among prohibited and substandard goods that have been seized and destroyed by the Kenya Revenue Authority.

Valued at Sh1 million, KRA and the Kenya Poisons and Pharmacy Board confiscated the products at a customs warehouse in Eldoret last year.

The goods were condemned for being noncompliant of various guiding laws, according to KRA Deputy Commissioner and the North Rift Regional Coordinator Florence Otori who presided over the destruction of the goods.

The goods were burnt at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital incinerator in Eldoret Town.

“The goods being destroyed include tobacco and other pharmaceutical products which do not meet the public health standards, plants and seeds which are a threat to our fauna and flora, toy guns which are prohibited under security laws as well as pornographic materials such as artificial male and female organs which are a threat to moral standards.”

Otori said that KRA has installed a scanner at the Moi International Airport to enhance verification and detection of uncustomed goods thereby improving efficiency and performance.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...