Friday May 10, 2019 - Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has sacked 75 members of its staff suspected to be involved in tax evasion and facilitating access to services through bribery and corruption.
In a statement to the press on Friday, the taxman said that he sacked the 75 employees over irregular/ fraudulent clearance of cargo, fraudulent amendment of tax returns in order to help taxpayers evade taxes and the irregular issuance of Tax Compliance Certificates.
Of the 75 affected, 61 are from Domestic Taxes Department and the remaining 14 are from the Customs and Border Control Department.
Most of the cases have come from Nairobi.
All those who were interdicted were asked to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) where they will record statements.
According to a senior KRA official, the investigations have been ongoing for four months, with the assistance of DCI George Kinoti to help trail money and communication.
The crackdown is part of KRA’s anti-corruption push which has gained further momentum from the Intelligence and Strategic Operations Department, which is focused on combating tax evasion by promoting ethical practices among KRA staff.
The Kenyan DAILY POST