KRA Interdicts 75 Staff for Allegedly Abetting Tax Evasion
KRA has today interdicted 75 staff suspected to have been involved in activities that undermine the institution’s mandate by abetting tax evasion and facilitating access to services through bribery and corruption. The individuals are alleged to have facilitated irregular clearance of cargo, fraudulent amendment of tax returns to help tax payers evade taxes as well as irregular issuance of Tax Compliance Certificates.
In a letter sent to media houses, KRA insists that the investigations into the illegal activities have been ongoing for the last four months with the help of the National Law Enforcement Agencies. The 75 individuals have been arrested and are currently being grilled before being arraigned in court within the month. KRA has promised to to continue with the crackdown as it embarks on cleaning the institution’s name.
In 2018 alone KRA interdicted 85 officers and 3 others underwent lifestyle audits which resulted in asset recoveries and employment terminations. KRA is also planning to implement an Electronic Intelligent Gathering System within the next 3 months.