Tuesday May 14, 2019 – The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti, is said to be among senior Government officials who were personally involved in the arrest of 87 Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) employees that were accused of participating in the facilitation of irregular clearance, fraudulent amendment of tax returns and irregular issuance of Tax Compliance Certificates.
According to impeccable sources, Kinoti approached KRA Commissioner General, John Njiraini four months ago and asked him to help get rid of corruption at Times Towers.
Kinoti told Njiraini to put up a paid advertisement for contractual workers and interns who will be hired at the Domestic Tax offices in Times Towers.
Over 2,000 people were recruited and among those who got the jobs were secret agents from the NIS.
Apart from executing their routine mandate, the interns had extra duties to perform.
The assignments included spying on activities of other employees following rife reports of a tax evasion racket that was pulling strings at KRA.
“Investigations into the rackets have been in progress for the last four months with covert assistance provided by national law enforcement agencies to help trail money and communication,” said Njiraini on Tuesday.
The team of over 200 spies was reporting daily to the DCI through crypto messages, phone calls and emails.
The Kenyan DAILY POST