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KRA tax evasion scandal:15 more suspects arraigned

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH MAY,2019-Fifteen more suspects accused of abetting tax evasion and bribery at the Kenya revenue Authority (KRA ) were arraigned in court  in Nairobi on Wednesday.

The prosecution is seeking to have them detained for 21 days to enable them conclude investigations into the matter.

Meanwhile, 38 KRA staff who were Monday arraigned in a Nairobi court and detained for 14 days pending conclusion of investigations have moved to court  challenging  their detention.

The accused in an application they claim that unless the 48 associates who are still being sought by detectives are arrested before the lapse of the 14 days, the detention may be extended to enable the DCI complete the said search and investigations.

They hold that  they are willing to cooperate with the police and respond to any query as directed by the court.

The court is on Thursday expected to  deliver its ruling on the matter At the same time , four KRA staff Joseph Kuyo Legei, Geoffrey Kipsang Ngeno, Felix Ndabuki Kimeu and Caleb Angwenyi Auka have filed an applications seeking anticipatory bail.

The four are among 48 KRA employees  who were summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for questioning in connection with allegations of tax evasion and bribery.

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