KRA employees in court over tax evasion at Namanga border point


Two Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) employees and another have been charged with conspiring to contravene the provisions of section 203 (e) as read with section 193 of the East African Community customs management Act 2004.

Washington Mureithi, Edward Rotich and Ezra Hussein Kinuthia were charged that knowingly and fraudulently conspired to facilitate the release of assorted soft drinks imported into Kenya vide customs import entry No. 2018 NMA 125923 with an incorrect customs entry causing revenue loss of Sh 150,000 in contravention of the said Act.

The accused persons are said to have committed the offence on diverse dates between31st May and 4th June 2018 at Namanga Border point in Namanga Sub-County n Kajiado County, jointly ith others not before court.

Mureithi and Rotich further faced a charge of aiding and abetting fraudulent evasion of payment of customs import duty.

The court heard that the two accused persons, being public officers employed by KRA, knowingly aided and abetted the fraudulent evasion of the payment of customs import duty amounting to Sh 150,000.

The three pleaded not guilty before Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and were granted a bond Sh 100,000 or a cash bail of Sh 50,000.
The case will be mentioned on 25th June and will be heard on 17th July 2018.

Elsewhere, a businessman has been charged with conspiracy to defraud Kingdom Securities limited shares worth Sh 23, 697, 131.15 from its account.

Gerald Mwiti Mureithi is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 19th July 2014 and 7th April 2017 at the Milimani High court.

Mureithi was further charged with forging judicial documents, namely certificate of confirmation of grant purporting it to be genuine certificate issued and signed by High Court Hon. Justice Aggrey Muchelule.

He denied the charges and was granted bond. The prosecution requested that the matter be consolidated with another of a similar nature already before court.