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Court allows KRA to acquire new Sh1.2bn clearance system

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is now free to continue rolling out the controversial Sh1.2 billion electronic customs clearance system after a five-year delay due to a legal battle over procurement.

In a judgment issued by the Court of Appeal Nairobi, a three-Judge bench has upheld decisions made by the High Court and the public procurement oversight agency in dismissing a dispute involving the award of the technology advancement tender.

The tender was for the supply, installation and commissioning of an integrated customs management system (ICMS).

MODERNISE PROCESSES

The development, which was meant to modernise customs processes and increase surveillance, was awarded to Bull Sas Limited in 2015.

It was also aimed at rejuvenating the customs revenue collection system in Kenya by increasing its efficiency with a view to substantially increasing revenue collection.

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