Six Jacaranda hotel directors are expected to be charged with deliberately defaulting in the obligation to remit value added tax by the due date.
Alfred Kigera Karume,Kungu Gatabaki ,Jane Grace Njoki Njenga,James Raymond Njenga,Mary Wambui M’Mkindia,James Kinondo Ngata and Jacaranda Hospital are accused of defaulting to remit the tax amount to Sh 43,581,360.2 to the commissioner domestic taxes by the due date.
The accused persons are alleged to have committed the offense on diverse dates between 20th April and 20th December 2016.
On the second count ,the directors were charged with defaulting to remit tax amounting to Sh 44,446,836.4.They are further said to have defaulted to remit Sh 32,816,825.9 and Sh32,514,159 on the same dates.
However the accused persons did not plead to the charges since they didn’t appear in court for plea taking. Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku issued sermons to all the accused persons.
The hotel, based in Westlands Nairobi, had paid Sh15 million out of Sh 95 Million and had floated a proposal to pay the balance in 12 to 18 monthly installments.