75 KRA Staff Interdicted in Tax Evasion Investigations
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Friday interdicted 75 people for allegedly abetting tax evasion in the country and facilitating access to services through bribery and corruption.
The fired staff were said to also be involved in illegal cargo clearance and irregular issuance of tax compliance certificates.
Majority of the staff are from the offices in Nairobi with 62 of them being sent home.
Kenyans had been left wondering after detectives raided the KRA headquarters at Times Towers and their offices at Sameer Business park along Mombasa Road.
“The crackdown was part of KRA’s enhanced anti-corruption push which has gained momentum with the full establishment of the Intelligence and Strategic Operations Department, whose mandate includes combating tax evasion through the promotion of ethical practices amongst KRA staff,” read part of a press release to media houses.
Of those affected, 61 are from Domestic Taxes Department and 14 are from the Customs and Border Control Department.
KRA went on to state that they had been carrying out investigations into the matter for the last four months.
Assistance provided by national law enforcement agencies helped in trailing money and communication.
The officers affected were been detained for questioning and statement recording, prior to their arraignment in court, expected to happen within May 2019.
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