DPP orders arrest of Keroche Industry CEO, TABITHA KARANJA, and her husband, JOSEPH KARANJA, over tax fraud – They have evaded tax worth Sh 14 billion!

Wednesday August 21, 2019 - Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji, has ordered the immediate arrest of Keroche Breweries CEO, Tabitha Karanja, and her husband, Joseph Karanja, over tax evasion.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, Haji said that the two have been found culpable of 10 counts of tax fraud.

Haji said the KRA Commissioner General submitted an inquiry file to his office on August 18th and an audit by KRA established that Keroche Breweries had evaded payment of tax totalling sh14,451,836,375.

The amount evaded included stamps valued at 329,424,019, Crescent Vodka brand valued at 135,402,950 among other products registered under the company.

The exercise duty evaded on the said products by Keroche amounted to sh 2,101,846,768 billion.

Haji ordered the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti, to hunt for these two criminals and ensure they face justice.

See the DPP’s statement.


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