The Kenya Revenue Authority has destroyed goods worth one million shillings confiscated at Eldoret International Airport since last year.

The goods were disposed of on Tuesday in an incinerator at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret under tight security.

Speaking to journalists later, Florence Otory, KRA deputy commissioner and North Rift region coordinator, said the seized goods included imported fake seeds, tobacco and pornographic materials. 

“We don’t accept imported seeds without the approval of the Kephis, to protect our eco-system. Imports of fake seeds led to the hyacinth menace and we will not allow that to happen,” Mrs Otory said. 

She added that the agency had installed a scanner at the airport aimed at enhancing efficiency, verification and detection of unaccustomed goods.

“The goods had been condemned for non-compliance [with] various guiding laws, such as the East Africa Community Customs and Customs Management Act 2004, routine orders, gazette notices as well as other laws,” she said.