Tax evaders charged in Nakuru and Nyeri

Over ten suspects have been charged in Nakuru and Nyeri Law Courts for tax evasion offences resulting from illicit trade. The total tax implication in the cases is KShs.1 million. All the suspects were arrested by a multi-agency team in different locations following intelligence led investigations.

Seven suspects; Nahashon Ngugi, Boniface Munene Nyaga, Susan Mukami, George Otieno Ngugi, Michael Kinyua Njagi, Millicent Njeri and Dorothy Murugi were jointly charged with the offence of being in possession of excisable goods worth Kshs. 425,000 affixed with counterfeit stamps and manufacturing excisable goods without licenses contrary to the provisions of the Excise Duty Act. They all appeared before Principal Magistrate Hon. Isaac Orenge, denied the charges and were released on a Kshs. 1 million bond. The case shall be heard on 3rd October, 2023.

One suspect, Eric Wesonga Oduor was separately charged in a Nakuru court for being in possession of ethanol suspected to have been smuggled from the neighbouring country with a dutiable value of Kshs. 289,000. Oduor was arrested on 22nd June, 2023 within Nakuru West Sub-County along the Nakuru-Baringo highway.

In Nyeri, three suspects; Grace Wangechi Kiama, Ken Wanjau Weru and Elphans Muruga Kabura were also jointly charged before Hon. Anastacia Ndungu for being in possession of restricted goods to wit ethanol worth Kshs. 280,000 and were released on Kshs. 200,000 bond. The case shall be mentioned on 26th September 2023.

Kenya Revenue Authority is committed in the fight against illicit trade by actively conducting intelligence surveillance, investigating and prosecuting unscrupulous traders.


Commissioner:Intelligence, Strategic Operations, Investigations & Enforcement

PRESS RELEASE 14/09/2023

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Tax evaders charged in Nakuru and Nyeri