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CS tours Inland Container Depot, lauds KRA modernisation

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2,373 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-National Treasury acting Cabinet Secretary Honourable Ambassador Ukur Yattani has lauded the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for the various tax administration, modernisation measures it has put in place. The Acting Cabinet Secretary, who was on a familiarisation tour of the KRA operations at the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Embakasi today, said that automation of tax administration functions is key in enhancing both transparency and efficiency. He added that automation of KRA processes has reduced human intervention in handling cargo right from the Port of Mombasa to the ICD and other destinations. To further enhance efficiency and reduce cargo clearance timeframes at the ICD, the CS said…

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Business 

Tala Raises $110Million in Funding to drive Financial Inclusion

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2,718 total views, no views today  BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019- Local mobile money App Tala, has   announced  a USD 110 M series D investment to accelerate financial inclusion around the world. The new round of investment will support the launch of new products in the Tala ecosystem that promote financial health and create value for its loyal customer base. Speaking on this funding, Ivan Mbowa, Tala General Manager (East Africa) said that the new round  will enable Tala to reach more customers in Kenya and globally with services that put them in control of their financial lives.…

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Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji now goes for Keroche brweries proprietor Tabitha Karanja and Husband over alleged evasion of taxes amounting to Ksh.14.4 billion.

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3,021 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA ,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-Proprietor of Keroche breweries limited Tabitha KARANJA and husband Joseph Karanja are in trouble after director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji  ordered their  arrest and prosecution over alleged evasion of taxes amounting to Ksh.14.4 billion. Ina statement  DPP, says an audit by KRA established that Keroche Breweries Limited evaded taxes by failing to pay Excise Duty and Value Added Tax (VAT) on its various products including Crescent Vodka, Viena Ice and Summit beers. The alleged evasion of tax payment by…

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Good fortunes a head for Kenya as she wins African vote in seeking UN Security Council seat

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2,773 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-Kenya  is headed towards the right direction  towards clinging a seat at the UN security council  after  she was nominated as a candidate for the powerful UN  agency.The good news came  after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The news now means that  Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022. In a secret ballot on Wednesday morning, Nairobi garnered 37 votes against Djibouti’s 13 in…

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Interior CS Fred Matiangi orders all bars to remain closed over the weekend for smooth census exercise

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1,495 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-Interior Cabinet Secretary  Fred Matiang’i has ordered  all bars countrywide  to remain closed for two days starting Saturday for the national census exercise. “We are going to going close all our social places especially the bars at 5pm to give you an hour to be home before the enumerators arrive at 6pm so that they can find you at home ,” he said. Matiangi who spoke at  Embu Stadium during the official opening of the 10th edition of the Water Services Companies…

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Preparations underway for the burial of the late Kikuyu Benga musician John De Mathew,He will be burried on Saturday in Muranga

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1,098 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT/JOAN WANJIKU,21ST AUG 2019-Preparations are underway for the burial of the late Kikuyu Benga Musician John De Mathew who will be laid to rest on Saturday  in Muranga. According to  the chairman of the burial committee Muheria kariuki  his burial will be preceded by a service to be held at Gathambia primary school grounds starting 9am. He says The National government, Muranga county government,AIPCA church leadership and fellow musicians  will all be involved in the said plans. Muheria says as preparations continues in Muranga  friends…

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 Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki Crys foul,says he is being targeted by envious persons

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910 total views, no views today  BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki  now says he is a victim of envioius persons who are not happy with his success in business. Kariuki is facing charges of  evading the payment of taxes totaling Sh41 billion. In a statement t released to journalists on Wednesday, the businessman said he is a victim of envious individuals, unsettled by his vast business empire across the world. Kariuki said he is “a law-abiding citizen who believes in the rule of law.” “The allegations levelled against me…

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Nyndarua governor Francis Kimemia cracks whip,dismisses four members of his excutive

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569 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYANDARUA,21ST AUG 2019-Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has cracked the whip on four members of his executive dismissing them and re-appointing  one of the fired executives as Special Adviser. Those affected were Simon Nganga (Water, Tourism and Natural Resources) Muthoni Wamuiya (Trade and Cooperatives) Faith Mbugua (Education and Social Services) and Kariuki Mbataru (ICT and Public Administration). The four were dismissed Tuesday night minutes after attending  a cabinet meeting. Sources say dismal  performance of the four over the past two years had extensively been discussed…

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