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75 KRA Employees Interdicted, Over 200 Arrested For Abetting Tax Evasion, Fraud

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Times Tower, the building that houses the KRA. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

75 employees of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) have been interdicted and over 200 arrested for allegedly abetting tax evasion and engaging in related fraudulent deals.

The employees, are accused of facilitating irregular cargo clearance, fraudulent amendment of tax returns so as to help taxpayers evade taxes and irregular issuance of tax compliance certificates.

In a statement on Friday, the taxman noted 61 of those interdicted are from domestic tax department, while 14 are from customs and boarder control.

The raid on unaware staff across major KRA offices in the country started at around, with Nairobi, Thika and Mombasa being the most affected areas.

Read:KRA Goes After Online Businesses Evading Tax Remission

Investigations into the rackets have been in ongoing for four months.

Those arrested were taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for questioning and will be arraigned in court on Monday.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege

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