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41 KRA officials due in court for aiding tax evasion

The employees are said to have been aiding and abetting evasion of taxes by facilitating irregular clearance of cargo and executing fraudulent amendments of tax returns/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 13 – Forty-one suspects from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) are due in court on Monday after being interdicted for being part of a tax evasion racket.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), detectives have recovered phones and other electronic gadgets the 41 used to commit fraud and theft, saying they will be subjected to forensic analysis.

Forty-Eight officials have also been ordered to immediately surrender to the nearest DCI offices Monday morning for processing.

According to DCI George Kinoti, they include 32 officers from KRA’s Domestic Taxes Department, 15 from the Customs and Border Control Department and one from the Investigations and Enforcement Department.

The employees are said to have been aiding and abetting evasion of taxes by facilitating irregular clearance of cargo and executing fraudulent amendments of tax returns.

Among those interdicted are 61 officers from the Domestic Taxes Department, the other 14 being officials attached to the Customs and Border Control Department.

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