Platinum Distillers Limited an alcohol drinks manufacturer in Ruiru has moved to court in a bid to force Kenya Revenue Authority to re- open its premises following KRA’s ride at the firm recently.
In its case filed before High Court judge Weldon Korir, Platinum claimed that although KRA pounced on two lorries carrying goods labeled as ethanol in a bid to evade tax, the consignment was meant for another company neighboring it.
According to Platinum’s director John Waweru, his firm share its compound with other two companies – Multiplan Packaging Limited and Propar Limited. He claimed in his suit papers that the 4000 litres of Glycol Propylene nabbed in a sting operation conducted by KRA belonged to Multiplan and not his company.
But the firm produced in court a tax compliance certificate issued by the KRA and ought to lapse on May 9 this year. According to Platinum, there was no justifiable reason to lock down its premises as it was not the consignee of the goods.