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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 executing fraudulent amendments of tax returns.
Among those interdicted are sixty-one officers from the Domestic Taxes Department, the other fourteen being officials attached to the Customs and Border Control Department.
The taxman said it had since established an Intelligence and Strategic Operations Department with the sole mandate of combating tax evasion through promotion of ethics within the organization.
“The department is tasked to promote ethical conduct through the creation of effective corruption prevention frameworks, staff sensitization and the detection and investigation of corrupt acts,” said the taxman.