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URA Says Bobi Wine Needed Special Permission To Import Armored Car

URA Says Bobi Wine Needed Special Permission To Import Armored Car

Last week, Kyagulanyi ran to court to save his armored car that URA wanted to impound. He alleged that he is a target due to his involvement in politics especially the recently concluded 2021 presidential elections. He ran as a presidential candidate under the National Unity Platform party.

However, in URA’s response to the claims, they said Kyagulanyi reported the vehicle to customs as an ordinary car. They discovered that Bobi paid less taxes for it upon realizing that the car is armored. They  therefore need him to pay for him to fully possess it.

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) told the court that Robert Kyagulanyi didn’t get special permission before importing the vehicle.

‘’Armored vehicles are restricted items under the customs law and the law regulating the Uganda People’s Defense Forces. They require special permission to import or own. Thus it would only be proper if the applicant (Kyagulanyi) cooperates with the respondent (URA) to clarify on and clear the matter as the law requires,’’ URA’s Balamaga said in his affidavit.

The manager in URA’s customs department argues the queries raised on the vehicle would remain pending if not examined again.

In his application to stop URA from impounding his vehicle, Kyagulanyi said the government impounded his Toyota Tundra in 2018. His Tundra is currently at Arua Police Station. He added that for long the state has picked him as a target, either damaging, destroying, or confiscating his vehicles.

In their response, URA said all claims by Kyagulanyi are mere allegations adding that they only intend to circumvent the law.

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