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Kiambu County Government Employee Charged with Kshs 5 Million Tax Evasion

An employee of the Kiambu County Government was yesterday charged before Milimani Law Courts with tax fraud amounting to Ksh 5 million.

Appearing before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Hon. Kennedy Cheruiyot, the accused denied all the charges.

Mr Paul Kibe Wangari, a director of Kibsay Enterprises Limited was charged with eight counts of tax evasion amounting Sh5 million.

Mr. Kibe was allegedly awarded several contracts by the Kiambu County to supply various items and services between 2015-2018 making income of KShs 36 million but failed to declare the amounts earned in VAT Returns filed and neither paid taxes on the income made.

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Mr. Kibe made an incorrect statement in the company’s Value Added Tax (VAT) return for the accounting period of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 which affected the company’s tax liability by filing nil returns.

He also failed to pay VAT of Kshs. 206, 897, Kshs. 1, 319, 837, Kshs. 3,483,241 and Kshs. 172, 795 for the years 2015 to 2018 respectively.

Mr. Kibe was released on cash bail of Kshs. 100,000. The case is set for mention on 26th November.

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The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) strives to ensure all eligible taxpayers pay their fair share of taxes in time and remain tax compliant to avoid punitive enforcement measures including prosecution.

KRA remains committed to building taxpayers trust through facilitation to foster Compliance with Tax and Customs Legislation to continually improve service delivery and revenue collection.

KRA also endeavours to make taxpaying experience better through provision of a courteous and professional service.

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Edwin Ochieng is living true to the calling of Journalism, He is passionate about issues of Business and Politics. Edwin Ochieng is a graduate from St Paul University and East African School of Media Studies (EASMS).

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