Former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta on Saturday, February 4, came out to defend her family's name amidst claims that linked the Kenyattas to tax evasion.
Speaking at the St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Mpeketoni, Lamu County, she dared the government to seize her property upon proof of the reports that her family was evading paying taxes.
She added that any person, regardless of status, ought to fulfill their constitutional right and pay taxes.
According to a recent report by Oxfam, the Kenyatta family was ranked among the wealthiest Kenyans with a net worth amounting to Ksh60 billion.
The former First Lady further that those who did not pay taxes ought to be prosecuted according to law.
“It is a fact that every employed Kenyan should pay income tax, irrespective of their job group. That is not up for discussion. There is no need to malign someone, to seem as though you are doing something,” she stated.
"Even if it is me, that I have foregone a year without paying taxes, let my wealth be confiscated so that it can help pay the taxes,"
Mama Ngina also pointed out that the Kenya Kwanza administration should not speak ill in a bid to give a perception that they are diligent at work.
This came after a section of Mt Kenya politicians demanded a probe into the Kenyatta family businesses in the past decade for tax evasion claims.
The legislators urged President William Ruto to order an audit into the tax waivers allegedly enjoyed by the former Head of State since ascending into office.
Former president Uhuru Kenyatta, however, disregarded the allegations and instead challenged the current administration to focus on service delivery.
"Don't worry about these people who are making noise, people who have nothing else to do will always make noise. That's life. We'll mind our business," Uhuru stated at the late professor George Magoha's home on January 31, 2023.
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