Tax agents charged for aiding tax evasion

Three tax agents were today charged at a Mombasa court for aiding two companies to fraudulently reduce their Value Added Tax (VAT). The two were charged alongside directors of the two companies. The tax agents from Ogot &Associates, together with directors of Gaab Transporters Limited and Samumu Construction Services were charged with several counts in two separate cases. They appeared before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno. In one of the cases, the accused persons, Mohamed Moalin Mohamed, a director of Gaab Transporters Limited as well as Wilson Ogot Owera,…

Court rules now Daughters can marry their fathers

A controversial Bill passed allows men to marry daughters, draws flak from other nations? Iran Parliamentarians have moved a bill in order to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that lets a man marry his own adopted daughter considering the fact that she is 13 years old. However, activists of the country have expressed alarm that the bill sanctioned by parliament, gives an opportunity for the caretaker of a family to marry his or her adopted child if a court orders it is in the best interests…

KRA wins case against Dubai firm seeking to stop collection of KShs 2.3 billion tax debts

The High Court in Nairobi has ruled in favour of KRA in a case filed by a Dubai based company seeking orders to stop KRA from collecting KShs 2.3 billion in tax debts from its affiliate company registered and operating in Kenya. Justice Pauline Nyamweya on 23rd September 2019 ruled in favour of KRA and struck out a Judicial Review filed on 28th July 2018 by   United Arab Emirates registered firm, Suzan General Trading JLT. Suzan General Trading JLT had sought among others an order to stop KRA from enforcing the warrants…

Its Sh378bn for Counties as President Uhuru signs into law revenue bill

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta has assented to the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 and called on Counties to prioritize settlement of pending bills. The Head of State said he has signed into law the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 to pave way for the release of funds to counties. He said the new law allocates Shs 378.1 billion to county governments for the 2019/20 financial year. ‘’Out of the total allocation, Shs 316.5 billion is the equitable share of national revenue while Shs 61.6 billion is for conditional allocations to…

Taxpayers lose Ksh 100 million yearly to rogue connection – Ketraco.

The country is losing over Sh100 million every year to unscrupulous business people  who are conducting illegal  power connections to unsuspecting Kenyans. And the amount could be even much higher according to Ketraco Managing Director Fernandez Barasa who says if all cases are reported, the losses will be worse. “We have reported over 100 cases of rogue power connection and vandalism in the last six month,” Barasa said Barasa who spoke to Journalists in Nairobi said the ever skyrocketing cases of rogue connections and vandalism has prompted the management to…

Nairobi MCAs to seek court clarification on house allowances

Nairobi MCAs will move to court for guidance if the Salaries and Renumerations Commission does not effect a 2018 Court ruling that qualifies them for the perks. Led by majority leader Abdi Hassan Guyo, the MCAs have lamented the hardship they have to go through,with what they termed as meager and discriminatory earnings. READ ALSO: MCA donates foodstuffs to residents affected by inferno The MCAs new push is pegged on the 2018 Highcourt ruling over the same in the petition No. 328 of 2016. In a motion mGuyo on Thursday,the legislators…

Uhuru receives special gifts from Magufuli

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta received a special gift of peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli at State House in Nairobi. The ornamental birds were delivered to the Head of State by Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Hazara Chana who also delivered a goodwill message from President Magufuli. The birds were gifted to President Kenyatta by his host during his recent private visit to Tanzania in what President Mugufuli termed as a sign of deep respect and appreciation for the Kenyan leader. Speaking while…

CS Balala Lauds Mama Ngina drive upgrade

By Tobby Otum CThe Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa county which is being regenerated into a waterfront and cultural district is taking shape ahead of this year’s Mashujaa Day national celebrations. Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has lauded the progress of the work at the facility which will cost the taxpayer Sh 460 million. He said the facility is a transformation gift handed over to the coast region residents by President Uhuru Kenyatta. “The place will be a historical site where family and friends will convene and interact with visitors who will throng it,” he…

Winning the Battle Against Fake News

Fake news seems to be a perpetually hot topic. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle, and thanks to the internet, its scale, the geopolitical agendas, unlimited funding, and leadership failure, misinformation seems impossible to contain. However, we can easily fight fake news. The best part, in fact, is that fake news is that it’s verifiably false. There are simply no facts to back it up. Also, because it has a purpose, the information can be disputed ideally that it aims to promote a specific…

Nairobi leaders want quick investigations over brutal church killings

Leaders in Nairobi are calling for quick investigations into the killing of two worshipers in a Nairobi Church. Led by Makadara MP George Aladwa ,the leaders want authorities to investigate and give satisfactory explanation on how armed robbers on Friday morning attacked Sakina Church in Nairobi’s Makongeni area. The robbers killed two worshippers who were in the church, an incident that has left the locals hell shocked. Aladwa wants the Makadara Sub County OCPD,Makongeni OCS and the DCIO to speed up investigations. ” We want answers as soon as possible…