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DCI arrests 41 KRA staff involved in tax evasion

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2,156 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives  have arrested 41 suspects part of the 75 officials interdicted by the Kenya Revenue Authority for being involved in  a tax evasion scam. According to the DCI George Kinoti ,apart from the arrests made,detectives also  recovered phones and other electronic gadgets the 41 used to commit fraud and theft saying they will  undergo forensic analysis. The seventy-five employees are said to have been aiding and abetting evasion of taxes by facilitating irregular clearance of cargo and…

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KRA cracks whip interdicts 75 staff involved in abetting tax evasion

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2,201 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has interdicted 75 of its staff  who are believed to be  involvement in abetting tax evasion and facilitating access to services through bribery and corruption.The tax agency has confirmed the news in a statement. In its statement released on Friday,KRA said of those cases, 61 are from the domestic taxes department while 14 are from the customs and border control. Its employees in  Nairobi are the most affected with 61 cases recorded. Those arrested in Nairobi…

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Business 

New dawn at the Two rivers Mall as giant foam based products company Vitafoam opens a shop

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1,651 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-Customers   visiting the Two rivers Mall in the outskirts of Nairobi city to buy mattresses ,pillows and other related goods have every reason to smile  after   Vitafoam Products Limited, which is a leading manufacturer of foam-based products mattresses and pillows opened its  retail shop at the mall. Chief Executive Officer of Vitafoam, Rakesh Shah said, “The main benefit of a mall is we will have an enclosed and controlled environment that is comfortable for shoppers all year round. It is also an…

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Tragic:Molo MP Francis Kuria involved in an accident.

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2,254 total views, no views today  BY NAMULONGO PETER,10TH MAY 2019-A car in which Molo MP Francis Kuria was  traveling in on Friday  was involved in a terrible accident .Luckly the law maker  escaped unhurt. The legislature said he was on his way to Molo when his Toyota Landcruiser was hit. “Someone hit us from the back and sped away. My driver and security all fine. So am I,” the MP said. The MP’s car was hit from behind.

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Council of governors sounds an alarm over possibility of not able to pay salaries from July 1

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595 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-The Council of Governors has  raised an alarm  saying  they will be unable to pay salaries by July 1 over deduction of Ksh.9billion from the  revenue allocated to  counties. COG through its statement sent to newsrooms on Friday has blamed the National Assembly for going on recess without resolving the stalemate . “We urge the Senate and the National Assembly to resolve this issue with urgency to mitigate the impending shutdown,” the statement from COG Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya reads. The governors…

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Emergency: panic as KQ flight to Mombasa makes an emergency landing

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424 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-There was panic on Friday morning  among passengers on board  Kenya Airways flight after the flight  headed to Mombasa from Nairobi on Friday  was forced to make an emergency landing. Upesinews has reliably established that   KQ604 had just taken off from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) when it was hit by a bird strike. Information on  KQ website indicate that  the Embraer aircraft took off at 10:11am. The bird strike is reported to have caused an engine glitch that forced the…

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Three people die in a tragic road accident on Narok -Mahi Mahiu road

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419 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAROK,10TH MAY 2019-Three people died on Friday morning  through a tragic accident on Narok -Mahi Mahiu road after the var they were traveling in was involved in an accident. Confirming the incident,Narok county police boss Yunis Adam  says the  accident involved a lorry and  14 sitter matatu  which was coming from Nairobi heading to Kisii. Adam has urged drivers to be careful especially now that the area is experiencing heavy rainfall.Eye Witness said  the three people died on the spot.

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Macharia Njeru is the new male Law Society of Kenya (LSK) representative to JS C

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505 total views, 3 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-Former Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) chairman Macharia Njeru is the new male Law Society of Kenya (LSK) representative to Judicial Service Commission after winning the elections on Thursday. Mr Njeru managed to get  2,738 votes  against his closets challenger  Prof Tom Ojienda who got 2,545 votes in the elections carried out in 28 centres across the country. Prof Ojienda was defending his seat. Mr Irungu Gathi got six votes while Mr Ongoto Mongare managed 123. A total of 10,185 lawyers were…

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Sports 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang nets hat-trick as Arsenal cruise to Baku

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1,381 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored a hat-trick to help Arsenal to a 4-2 win at the Mestalla as they booked their place in the Europa League final with a 7-3 aggregate victory. The Gunners took their chances in the first leg to lead 3-1 at the midway stage and they were equally as clinical in Spain on Thursday night, scoring from four of their five shots on target. Kevin Gameiro scored twice in the east of Spain, and Alexandre Lacazette added to his brace from the first leg, but the night belonged…

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Sports 

Chelsea reach Europa League final with penalty-shootout win over Frankfurt

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852 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,10TH MAY 2019-Chelsea have held their nerve in a penalty shootout against Eintracht Frankfurt to earn a place in the Europa League final. Ruben Loftus-Cheek‘s opener on Thursday night was cancelled out by Luka Jovic, but neither side could add a decisive third goal which left the tie locked at 2-2 on aggregate. Cesar Azpilicueta‘s early miss in the shootout gifted the advantage to Frankfurt, but Kepa Arrizabalaga saved from Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia to set up a showdown with city rivals Arsenal in the final later this month. Frankfurt created the first opportunity…

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