Wednesday, July 26, 2006
KARIM, DUBAI USED CAR BROKER.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has warned importers against shipping cars from European countries into the country without counter-checking their documents with Interpol.
A KRA Senior Deputy Commissioner in charge of Investigations and Enforcement, Joseph Nduati, said many top of the range cars shipped to Kenya through Dubai were suspected to be stolen.
The Standard also obtained a copy of Dubai Police Certificates, which have been used to clear some of the imported cars. The certificates read in part: "There is no Police objection for the vehicle as it conforms to all the laws."
Nduati said it is believed the syndicate involves businessmen of Pakistan origin operating in Dubai. "If you want to buy particular cars in Dubai, the traders ask you where you want to take them. If it is Kenya, they say that is a good market," he said.
Nduati said Kenya, unlike other countries, has been a destination for stolen cars. He advised buyers to confirm all import documents are in order before they pay for imported vehicles.
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