41 KRA officials arrested last week over alleged involvement in tax evasion syndicate to be arraigned in court

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH MAY 2019-41    Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)  suspects  allegedly involved in tax Evasion syndicate  are due in court on Monday.

The  Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says  detectives have recovered phones and other electronic gadgets the 41 used to commit fraud and theft with the items  now waiting  to  be subjected to forensic analysis.

On Sunday  DCI director George Kinoti ordered  Forty-Eight officials have who escaped on Friday during the arrests to to immediately surrender to the nearest DCI offices Monday morning for processing.

Kinoti says the suspects  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.

 

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