Businessman charged over 61M tax fraud


A businessman has been charged with with tax fraud of over 61 million shillings.

John Githua Njogu who deals in supplies of general merchandise is accused of omitting Sh 33,284,031 from income taxes for the year 2014 without reasonable cause.

He is alleged to have committed the offence on or before 30th June, 2019 jointly with others not before court.

Njogu is also accused of omitting Sh 33,410,802 from the 2013 sales.

The accused is further charged with failing to pay income tax amounting to Sh 8,4575,741 for the income period 2014 payable to the commissioner domestic taxes by the due date.

He is also facings six other counts of failing to pay tax amounting to millions.

Njogu denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and was granted a bond of Sh 1 million or a cash bail of Sh 500,000.

The case will be heard on 4th December.