Bachman Director charged over tax default


A Director of Bachman Enterprises limited has been charged in a Nairobi court with several counts of defaulting to pay taxes.

Denis Joseph Shijenje was charged alongside the company that on diverse dates between November 2015 and June 2016, jointly with another not before court, unlawfully defaulted on an obligation to pay tax amounting to Sh 15 million by due date to the commissioner as imposed by the Income Tax Act.

Shijenje faced two more similar charges of defaulting to pay the same amount for November 2016 and June 2017 and November 2017 and June 2018.

The accused faced another count of omitting from a return an amount which should have been included contrary to the tax procedures Act.

It is alleged that between 20th December 2016 and 20th October 2018 knowingly omitted from the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the said period sales amounting to Sh 295 million which they ought to have declared to the commissioner of taxes.

He denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku who granted them a bond of Sh 500,000 and one surety of the same amount or a cash bail of Sh 500,000.

The matter will be mentioned on 19th November and will be heard on 5th December 2018.