DCI After Raila, 4 MPs And Others Over Tax Evasion

By Wilkister Alao / October 9, 2019




Detectives are holding 18 high-end cars, among them former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Range Rover over fraudulent registration claims.

Raila’s car, alongside those of Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugine Wamalwa, and members of parliament, Maoka Maore of Igembe North, Mathias Robi of Kuria West and George Theuri of Embakasi West among others, are being probed.

Other cars in the probe include those owned by Kirinyaga Woman Rep Purity Ngirici’s husband, Peter Ngirici (Range Rover KCC 241P), Steve Mbogo (Range Rover KCL 830A), former West Mugirango MP James Gesami (Toyota Premio KBE 365T) and former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga (Toyota Land cruiser KBZ 333Q).

The former Prime Minister’s car, of registration number KCS 002D was seized after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss, embarked on a crackdown after it was reported by concerned authorities that 444 cars have been found with fraudulent registration and are suspected to either has been stolen or not paid for duty.

Reports obtained from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) said that upon searching for the Range Rover’s particulars, there were no clear results about it.

The NTSA officials were not sure about the real owner of the car, causing the DCI to lead a team of detectives to establish whether Mr. Odinga owns the car or it was one his supporters offered for his use during campaigns.

The crackdown for the 444 cars began as soon as the DCI and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) issued notices to all police stations countrywide to have the vehicles hunted down on July 31st.

“The listed vehicles are circulated because they are suspected to bear fraudulent registration and need to be traced and detailed,” read part of DCI KRA unit notice.

According to the taxman, some of the listed vehicles were said to enter the country as transit and end up in Nairobi without having their taxes paid thereby denying the KRA millions of shillings.

KRA has vowed to intensify their crackdown on tax evaders as witnessed in the last few months when evaders including politicians and businesspeople were put on the spot.

KRA Commissioner General Mr. James Mburu has urged that all Kenyans be responsible and pay their share of taxes to enable the development of the country.





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