BY OUR REPORTER
KISUMU based Asian tycoon dealing in motor vehicle importation wants anti-terrorist police to monitor over 200 vehicles which were illegally imported in the country by his rivals using his company’s forged documents.
The proprietor of Al-Hyder trading company Mr. Shoktar Ali has expressed fears that the said vehicles might be in the hands of dangerous criminals given the manner in which they were sneaked into the country.
Speaking to journalists in his office, Ali said the shocking racket backfired after Kenya Revenue Authority demanded over 100 millions from his company as importation tax.
‘’I was shocked to be informed by the tax body that my company owes them sh. 150 million for the more than 200 vehicles and upon investigations it dawned on me that some of my friends turned business rivals forged my documents to ship in the vehicles’’, moaned Mr. Ali.
He added that the matter is already reported at Kisumu Central Police Station and requested police to move fast in investigating movements and operations of those owning the vehicles.
‘’My main fear is that the vehicles may be used in criminal activities and I want it be known that should anything transpire I am to remain out of the picture,’’ he said.
Some of the vehicles as indicated in a list he shared with the press are Toyota Hiace CHS LHI 172-0026504, Nissan Caravan CHS VRGE24-656994, and Toyota Hiace CHS LH172-0026620 among others.
Mr. Ali has however weathered a long battle with another Indian who he said was part of the gang that forged his company’s documents in the deal.
In a bid to get his comments, journalists were informed that the said youthful Indian had travelled to his home country where he was set to have a wedding and this is despite the fact that he was married to a Nandi lady back in Kisumu.