Waititu appears before KRA over tax debts

Waititu was presented with his tax issues due and was given a chance to explain himself.

In Summary

• He was also allowed until Monday to provide information that would assist in the investigation and assessment of the taxes rightly due and payable.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu
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Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu appeared before the Kenya Revenue Authority in response to the summons issued to him on September 3, 2019.

He appeared before KRA on Thursday 12.

Waititu was presented with his tax issues due and was given a chance to explain himself.

 

He was also allowed until Monday to provide information that would assist in the investigation and assessment of the taxes rightly due and payable.

Should he be required for further engagement as the investigations continue, he was notified to be on standby.

Waititu was briefed on KRA's Investigation Department mandate which include detection, disruption and deterrence as means of enhancing voluntary taxpayer compliance.

He was also taken through the process of investigations and the available options, including criminal proceedings as outlined in KRA's investigations handbook.

In July, Waititu presented himself to EACC headquarters. 

EACC boss Twalib Mbarak said after submitting an investigation report to DPP boss Nordin Haji, he gave consent to charge Waititu alongside 11 other suspects with conflict of interest, dealing with suspect property, abuse of office and willful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement.

Other charges included engaging in fraudulent practice in procurement, fraudulent acquisition of public property and money laundering.