KRA Dismisses Reports On Raising Mitumba Tariffs

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Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Tuesday, March 21, announced that it had not revised the levy on second-hand clothes (Mitumba).

In a statement, the taxmen said the rate for worn items of clothing is 35 per cent of the Customs value, including the price of consignment, freight and insurance fee.

Initially, a report emerged that the levy had increased from Ksh24.35 per kg of first-grade mitumba to Ksh109.58.

The report, which the KRA has termed as fake, elicited criticism from public members who condemned the government for subjecting Kenyans to untold suffering.

“Through the East Africa Community Gazette Vol-AT-1-NO-14 published on June 30, 2022, the rates have been in effect since July 1, 2022. These rates have been uploaded in the Customs systems including iCMS, accessible by all registered clearing agents,” the statement read in part.

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