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KRA officer accused of soliciting Sh15mn bribe

Robert Maina Ngumi, the KRA Domestic Taxes Department Manager allegedly demanded the money from Winfrida Wanjiku as inducement for him to issue a letter reducing her company's tax arrears amounting to Sh18.6 million on March 11/FILE

Robert Maina Ngumi, the KRA Domestic Taxes Department Manager allegedly demanded the money from Winfrida Wanjiku as inducement for him to issue a letter reducing her company’s tax arrears amounting to Sh18.6 million on March 11/FILE

NAIROBI Kenya, Mar 20 – A Kenya Revenue Authority official has been charged with corruptly soliciting Sh15 million to alter a traders tax arrears.

Robert Maina Ngumi, the KRA Domestic Taxes Department Manager allegedly demanded the money from Winfrida Wanjiku as inducement for him to issue a letter reducing her company’s tax arrears amounting to Sh18.6 million on March 11.

The officer also faces further counts for corruptly receiving a benefit of $1,100 (Sh95,000) from Wanjiku to issue the letter.

He however denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh1. 5 million or a bond of Sh5 million.

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