KRA yet to supply Shreeji Enterprises, officials with documents in tax evasion case involving millions


The trial court of a close to a billion shillings tax evasion case against Shreeji Enterprises Limited and two top officials has been informed that KRA is yet to supply the defence with documents to be used in the matter.

During the mention of the matter today before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku, the defence told the court that they are yet to be supplied with documents and any other evidentiary materials to be relied on by KRA  in prosecuting the case.

The magistrate directed the matter to be mentioned on Wednesday 24th to confirm the supply of documents.

The firm, its Director Dhaval Vinoodbhai Soni and financial controller Shupathiraju Maheswara Varma are the ones charged with the offence.

According to the charge sheet, Dhaval Vinoodbhai Soni is charged that on diverse date between 20th of January to 20th December 2017 being Director of Shreeji Enterprise (K) Limited, a liability company knowingly claimed value added tax relief not entitled amounting to Ksh. 454,867,754 from commissioner domestic taxes.

The Director is further charged that on diverse dates between 20th January to 20th December 2016, being the director of the said firm, knowingly made incorrect statement in value added tax amounting to Sh 261,870,642 to the commissioner Domestic taxes

Soni is charged alongside Shreeji Enterprises (K).

Shupathiraju Maheswara Varma is charged that on the same dates, being the financial controller of a Limited Liability Company namely Shreeji Enterprises Kenya Limited aided the said company in preparing false books of account, thereby affecting payment of corporation tax amounting to Sh 980,483,632 to the commissioner domestic tax.

Varma faced another charge of aiding the said company in preparing false books of account, thereby affecting payment of value added tax amounting to Sh 454,867,754.

The company and its director are facing three other similar charges.

The accused persons were charged separately but the matters were later consolidated, being that they are of a similar nature.

They denied the charges and were released on cash bail of Sh 1 million.