Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has directed musician-cum-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine to pay KSh 10 million (USh 337 million) for importing bulletproof car into Uganda.
The politician was fined on grounds that adjustments made to the vehicle were not disclosed during the initial inspection.
Further, URA valued the car at KSH 18 million, despite the vehicle being valued at KSh 4.7 million.
“Please advise your client (Bobi) to liaise with the office of the Assistant Commissioner Enforcement who by copy hereof, is requested to facilitate payment of due taxes and release of your client’s vehicle accordingly,” the URA stated in a letter.
The politician bought the car during the presidential campaign in Uganda where he was not only shot at but lost his driver and personal bodyguard.
On acquisition of the high-end vehicle, Wine revealed that his friends helped him buy it.
“There is another group of comrades who kick-started a fundraising campaign for a bullet-proof vehicle. These comrades informed me of their plan, but I thought it was an uphill task, given how expensive it is
“A few weeks ago, these comrades surprised me when they informed me that they had succeeded in raising enough money for the vehicle, and here it is. I can’t thank you enough,” Wine wrote on Facebook.
The vehicle, a black Land Cruiser VX with registration number UBJ 667F is registered under Robert Kyagulanyi, although, records show it was driven into Uganda by a Kenyan, Fauz Khalid.
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