We trust this letter finds you well and in good health. You will notice that we did not object your continued stay in office, beyond the mandatory age of 60, not because we agreed with the move but as a goodwill gesture not to disrupt operations of the Authority. It remains an illegality, though.
We have, however, not witnessed any form of goodwill on your part to Cofek and Kenyan consumers at large. Your insistence on scandal-ridden SICPA Global to undertake the contentious EGMS cannot go unchallenged.
As you will recall, Cofek and other parties appeared before the Parliamentary Public Investment Committee (PIC) and opposed the move on September 29, 2016. We later, October 11, 2016 wrote you a letter requesting for details on EGMS. You neither acknowledged nor replied to the same, to date.
We are, therefore, extremely shocked to learn of your notice contained in the dailies of October 3, 2017 purporting that EGMS will take effect on November 1, 2017. In our submissions to the PIC we noted, and hereby reaffirm, that;
“We have never been involved in any stakeholder consultation between KRA or any of its’ partners on EGMS. It’s a scandal in the making. It’s against consumer interest as it is meant to escalate costs of consumer goods while denying government the much-needed revenue. It must be stopped. Instead of losing Sh1.50 per item, such money would do better to be provided for enhancing consumer awareness, which will be more cost-effective and sustainable than the proposed EGMS system.
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