Tag: kenya

Mumias Sugar importing molasses from Uganda and Tanzania to fill supply gap from cane shortage

Mumias Sugar importing molasses from Uganda and Tanzania to fill supply gap from cane shortage

November 28, 2016 |

In Kenya, for the past eight months Mumias Sugar has been importing molasses from Uganda to produce ethanol but it is now awaiting its first arrival of imported molasses from Tanzania. Falling sugarcane production has led to the need to draw on regional supplies, with the first Tanzanian shipment accounting for about 600 metric tons […]

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Third ethanol scandal in two weeks hits Kenya

Third ethanol scandal in two weeks hits Kenya

November 4, 2016 |

In Kenya, the latest ethanol-related scandal was the discovery of two trucks stopped in Mwatate for illegally carrying 45,000 liters of ethanol in 180 drums that were allegedly imported from Tanzania. The drums were hidden under animal skins. One of the drivers was arrested and another three escaped, while afterwards policemen from two sub-counties got […]

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Kenya’s illegal ethanol trade woes continue with senior officials under investigation

Kenya’s illegal ethanol trade woes continue with senior officials under investigation

October 27, 2016 |

In Kenya, following last week’s discovery of illegal ethanol diversion to the domestic market of ethanol intended for export linked to the family of the former prime minister, it was announced that several senior politicians are being investigated for illegal ethanol imports. The identities of said politicians remain under wraps until the investigations are completed […]

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Kenyan corruption authorities undercover illegal ethanol scam

Kenyan corruption authorities undercover illegal ethanol scam

October 19, 2016 |

In Kenya, the national corruption watchdog NACC jointly with the Kenya Revenue Authority have uncovered a fraud scheme following an undercover operation where officers followed trucks leaving Spectre International. The ethanol was destined for export to Uganda but instead was delivered to a warehouse in Embakasi, Nairobi where it was used to make illegal liquor, […]

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Indian investors look to pour $50 million into new sugarcane complex

Indian investors look to pour $50 million into new sugarcane complex

June 6, 2016 |

In Kenya, Indian investors are set to put $49.9 million towards a 5,000 tons of cane per day mill that will produce sugar in addition to 15 million liters of ethanol annually. The mill will be the country’s second largest after Mumias. The governor of Kisii where the mill will be located says that initial […]

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Prosecutions begin and investigations continue over smuggled ethanol in Kenya

Prosecutions begin and investigations continue over smuggled ethanol in Kenya

February 17, 2016 |

In Kenya, heads are starting to roll following the confiscation of smuggled ethanol, sugar and other goods at Mombasa port with nine people to be prosecuted, including one from the Kenya Revenue Authority. Another 10 companies as well as all KRA officers who dealt with the assignment will be investigated regarding their potential connections to […]

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Kenyan customs stops ethanol smuggling worth more than $2 million in Q4

Kenyan customs stops ethanol smuggling worth more than $2 million in Q4

January 18, 2016 |

In Kenya, more than $2 million worth of smuggled ethanol was confiscated at Mombasa Port between October and December. The country’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission said 11 companies and 33 individuals had been discovered as part of the scam that also included illegally importing sugar from Brazil. The agency has vowed the perpetrators will be […]

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Kenya introduces stricter ethanol trading policies to limit smuggling

Kenya introduces stricter ethanol trading policies to limit smuggling

August 20, 2015 |

In Kenya, the Kenya Revenue Authority has announced new regulations for the trade of ethanol will come into force from Sept. 1 with the intention of curbing illegal smuggling. All would be users of ethanol must declare their estimated consumption on a quarterly basis, cargoes will be tracked electronically and all imports by sea must […]

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Heads begin to roll in Kenyan ethanol tax fraud scandal

Heads begin to roll in Kenyan ethanol tax fraud scandal

June 11, 2015 |

In Kenya, just a day after the scandal with the Kenya Revenue Authority and Mumias over fake ethanol exports was reported, staff have already been suspended from the KRA pending further review with investigations into others who may have participated in the scam.

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Ethanol export scandal hits scandal-scarred Mumias Sugar

Ethanol export scandal hits scandal-scarred Mumias Sugar

June 9, 2015 |

In Kenya, yet another scandal is hitting Mumias Sugar where it has been uncovered that employees colluded with the Kenya Revenue Authority to “export” ethanol to Uganda and Tanzania but later divert it to the domestic market, avoiding a significant domestic levy for $2.25 per liter. Six managers were fired when the scandal was uncovered […]

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