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Tax evasion racket loots Sh100b in six months - 5 months ago, 16 Aug 00:12

By: Geoffrey Mosoku

. [PHOTO [ GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD].

Detectives are at the port of Mombasa to investigate a tax evasion racket said to have cost the public Sh100 billion in just six months.

Those targeted at the country’s main port of entry include Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials who are responsible for collecting taxes.

Others are Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) officials.

The rogue officials were said to be colluding with unscrupulous traders to facilitate false declarations to deny the taxman requisite taxes such as import duty. They also allow in counterfeits in exchange for kickbacks.   

A team of detectives under the command of Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti is almost through with the collection of documents and evidence in investigations that are set to claim casualties at Times Towers.

Mr Kinoti’s team had gone to investigate KRA and KPA over entry of ...
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