Cargo handlers at port ‘stealing billions’
A group of car traders have raised the red flag over the appointment of cargo handlers at the Port of Mombasa. The Association of Importers of Motor Vehicles claim the cargo handlers may be causing the loss of billions of shillings as revenue to the state. The board of the Kenya Ports Authority and Kenya Revenue Authority are on the spot over the manner in which they appoint and allow Container Freight Stations.
The Association of Importers of Motor Vehicles has written a letter to the Law Society of Kenya demanding that he intervenes to save the parastatal from losing billions of shillings in "rogue nomination" of CFSs. In the letter, AIMV chairman Peter Mambembe said KPA, without any backing of the law, has been nominating private CFSs unlawfully and without the permission of the importers or their representatives. “The purpose of writing this letter is to inform you that you have failed in your obligations to advise the government in this matter and the state is losing billions of shillings in this syndicate which is collected illegally by private companies without any written laws,” said Mambembe.