Fashion Designer, Kanari Returns Sh15 Million Payment To NYS

Monica Kanari
Fashion Designer, Monica Kanari, owner of Occasions and Days Ltd /Courtesy

With the recent looting of billions of shillings in the country, it is hard to believe that we may still have integral people in the country who do not take what does not belong to them. So when fashion designer, Monica Kanari, owner of Occasions and Days Ltd, received Sh15,306,689 from the National Youth Service she wrote a letter to former PS Lilian Omollo to ask for reversal of the funds.

Monica says that she was surprised to discover 15 million shillings in her NIC Bank account which upon questioning, she discovered the money had been sent from Central Bank of Kenya by the NYS.

Read: NIC Bank Manager On The Run After Sh 16.9 Million Disappears From Bank’s Vault

According to a transmission document from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) seen by one of the dailies, the money was deposited into a NIC Bank account operated by Occasions and Days Ltd.

The designer says that she felt the best thing to do was to re- wire the money back to the source since she did not tender or supply any goods for the money in question. The money was then re- wired back to Central Bank and remitted into the NYS account.

The matter was sorted out until recently when Occasions and Days Ltd’s name appeared in the list of companies that received part of the Sh 9 billion that has mysteriously disappeared at NYS.

Also read: Kenya Power To Spend Sh1.5 Billion To Implement Power Upgrade Projects In Western Region

The company also received a letter from KRA asking for Sh10 million in tax arrears for receiving money as payment from the NYS.

“KRA has information of your transactions with the NYS. You received payments amounting to Sh55,944,878 from between January 9, 2016 to July 31, 2017 to the above named department. However VAT payments on these payments was not declared. This amounts to Sh10,031,493 inclusive of penalty and tax as tabulated below,” reads the letter from KRA.

According to KRA, the pending taxes have accrued an interest of Sh1,543,306.

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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