Speaker Muturi rules out amending BBI Bill on floor of the house

National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi, Tuesday afternoon ruled out further amendments to the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020 maintaining that parliament can only debate and submit the public initiated bill to…

Leaders root for strict laws to protect trees in the city

NAIROBI leaders have resolved to work on strict laws that will protect trees and the environment from human activity. Parklands MCA Mahendra Jalde and his counterpart Mary Arivitsa who chairs…

KRA cracks whip on tax defaulters

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has Issued a warning to more than 62,000 Kenyans that they risk losing their personal identifications numbers (PINs). In a 1300 paged document KRA listed the…

President Suluhu lays floral wreath at Mzee Jomo Kenyatta mausoleum

By Mourice Seretta Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania on Tuesday laid a floral wreath at the mausoleum of Kenya’s Founding Father Mzee Jomo…

Allianz completes acquisition of majority stake in Jubilee General Insurance, Kenya

By Mourice Seretta Allianz and Jubilee Holdings Limited announce the completion of the previously signed agreement for Allianz to acquire a 66% stake in the Jubilee General Insurance Company in…

Three firms directors charged with Kshs.12 million tax fraud

Three people have been charged before the Milimani law court Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi with several counts of tax frauds amounting to KShs.12.5 million. Victor Olingo Odhiambo, Rodgers Otieno Odhiambo and Moses Thure Odhiambo all directors of Remarc Logistics Limited, a clearing agent are jointly accused of making false cargo entries with lowered tax values to avoid paying required customs taxes while clearing goods. The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) established that the accused persons made eleven entries between 2015 and 2019 while acting as clearing agent on behalf a company that imported goods between the said dates. The three were given genuine invoices to lodge Import Declaration Forms (IDF) and later lodge entries for customs clearance of the consignments. However, they prepared lower value invoices with an intent to lower the tax liability without the knowledge of appointing company. They then cleared the consignments but billed the company using its genuine invoices, defrauding the Commissioner of Customs KShs. 12,544,635 in duties and taxes. The first eleven counts of the case involves making entries that are false in material particulars which a violation of section 203(a) of the East Africa Community Customs Management Act, 2004. They are also jointly charged with a count of fraudulent evasion of the payment of any duty contrary to section 203(e) of the same Act. Rodgers Otieno Odhiambo and Moses Thure Odhiambo both denied the charges and were granted a bond of Kshs. 400,000 with one surety or cash bail of KShs.200,000 each. Plea for the first accused, Victor Olingo Odhiambo and their company is deferred. The case will be mentioned on 13th May 2021.

What Presidents Uhuru and Suluhu said after holding bilateral talks at State House Nairobi

By James Macharia    In talks that lasted for more than two hours on Tuesday May 4 between President Uhuru and his Tanzanians counterpart Samia Suluhu Hassan at State House, Nairobi,…

UAS,AFRAA launch initiative for African airlines to support North American airlines

By Oduor Jacktone United Aviation Solutions (UTD) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have launched the Brown Condor Initiative (BCI) aimed at providing a platform for AFRAA members with Maintenance…

Octagon Africa appoints new group Executive Director

Octagon Africa has appointed Godwin Simba as its new Group Executive Director of Strategy and Product Development to drive product development and innovation within the region. Godwin Simba is a seasoned…

Interfaith Council welcomes President’s move to lift lockdown and opening of churches

By Winfridah Muthee Following the directive given by His Excellency the President on his labour day address on 1st May, graciously lifting some of the restrictions in the counties that…

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