Bobi Wine Slapped With Ksh10 Million Tax For His Newly Acquired Bulletproof Car
Bobi's initial application to the High Court to have a re-inspection barred was thrown away, paving way for the fresh valuation.
Ugandan Opposition leader and former presidential aspirant Robert Kyangulanyi alias Bobi Wine will have to pay Ksh10 million (Ush337 million) to the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), over his bulletproof car got from the Kenyan businessman.
Bobi got the car during the recent violent elections that saw him spent days under house arrest. He together with his supporters were protesting their loss to the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni.
Through a letter by the URA, Bobi was told that the adjustments of the car had not been disclosed during the initial investigations.
The car had initially been valued at Ksh4.7 million, but URA finally evaluated it at $166,700 (Ksh18 million). National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) indicated that the car originally belonged to Fauz Khalid, based in Mombasa.
The businessman later transferred the ownership to Bobi Wine. Ugandan authorities sought to know how the car was driven to Uganda, adding that official clearance was bypassed.
According to the URA, the Landcruiser V8 costs between Ksh8 to Ksh14 million when new, while an armoured version of the same costs about Ksh45 million.
Bobi had in the past stated how he got the car as a donation from his Diaspora friends.