Three suspects have been charged at the Kisumu Chief Magistrate’s Court with two counts related to smuggling of sugar worth KShs. 1.2 million.
The three; Caroline Achieng Kitisia, Mburu Itotia and Edwin Sikuku, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Peter Gesore, denied counts of possession of uncustomed goods contrary to Section 200(d)(iii) of EACCMA, 2004 and that of conveying uncustomed goods contrary to section 199 (b) as read with section 199(c) EACCMA,2004.
The three were arrested on the 14th day of September 2021 at Sikata-Kimilili Road in Bungoma County where they were found in possession of four hundred bags of sugar (400) bags of sugar each weighing 50 kg products of Uganda.
The accused was arrested by officers from the National Police Service. The accused persons were unable to produce valid importation documents.
They were each released on a Kshs. 300,000 bond with a surety of a similar amount. The case will mentioned on 4th October 2021 and heard on 1st November 2021.
Smuggling of goods into the country denies the government the much needed revenue. KRA Investigation is aimed at detecting, disrupting and deterring smuggling of uncustomed goods into the country by syndicates and organized cartels in order to enhance revenue.