KRA: Kabura didn’t pay taxes for millions allegedly looted from NYS

Thursday, May 5th, 2022 11:00 | By
One of the main NYS suspect Josephine a past court session. PHOTO/file
One of the main NYS suspect Josephine a past court session. PHOTO/file

A list of three companies owned and operated by National Youth Service prime suspect Josephine Kabura (pictured) that received Sh791 million between 2014 and 2015 never paid taxes.

Kenya Revenue Authority, in a letter dated October 29, 2015 seen by People Daily, informs detectives that the three firms did not remit any taxes after pocketing the NYS millions.

Companies in question include Reinforced Concrete Technologies, Roof and All Trading Limited and Forme Builders.  According to KRA, all the tax obligations fell under one personal number registered under Kabura.

Kabura under investigation

“Our investigations so far have not established evidence of any payment of taxes by Josephine Kabura Irungu or any of the business names mentioned above."

"The Ministry of Devolution and Planning has also written to us indicating that they did not deduct withholding VAT on the payment on the basis that IFMSI was not configured to deduct the same,” the letter.

NYS suspect Josephine Kabura PHOTO/Courtesy
NYS suspect Josephine Kabura PHOTO/Courtesy

Commission was responding to a request by detectives from the Banking Fraud Investigation Unit, who were seeking details on whether taxes were paid against the huge transactions made by the three firms. 

Letter was to be tabled yesterday before Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo as evidence against Kabura, former Devolution Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti and 23 others in the case.

But Kabura lawyers vehemently opposed the move, saying they were seeing the letter for the first time in court.

They sought to have the Director of Public Prosecutions through Senior Principal Prosecutor Jackson Makori serve them with the letter and seek further instructions from their client before KRA witness Githii Mburu produces the same as evidence in the case.

“My client (Kabura) needs more time to peruse the letter as the same has adversely mentioned her companies,” her lawyer said.

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