KRA Officials Collude with PCEA to evade tax

Kenya has a self-assessment tax structure, and part of this involves submitting annual returns on employment income in a certain year by June 30 of the subsequent year. This seemingly harmless and procedural act has nonetheless exposed massive tax evasion by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa with help of...

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Sh30m fraud at Paramount Bank

Share Pin Email                   All is not well at Paramount Bank with headquarters Sound Plaza, Westlands, Nairobi. The bank is sucked in a Sh30million loan fraud which was obtained using forged title of two acres public land. The bank general manager is...

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List of MPs who ate poison sugar money

If you thought that you were sending your MP to parliament to take care of your interests, you might as well have dressed a hyena in a suit and sent it there to represent you. For the scent of crisp bank notes, your MP will send you and your children...

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Asian firm loots National Treasury

A bitter war between National Treasury cabinet secretary Henry Rotich and his principal secretary Kamau Thugge is far from over, Word has it, using his influence in the corridors of power and parliament, Thugge secretly met legislators on joint parliamentary committee investigating controversial sugar importatiom. Thugge was spotted with the...

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REA About to blow under lousy management

The chief executive officer at Rural Electrification Authority Peter Mbugua formerly chief of accounts department is presently driving the giant corporation downhill. Mbugua took over from Nganga Munyu who oversaw the beginning of downward trend. Mbugua from the word go on his inaugural speech that was punctuated by “I will...

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No end in sight to unGodly goings-on at AIC

Share Pin Email AIC-Kenya bishop Silas Yego, has been accused of sale of church properties. For instance, in Westlands in Nairobi, he allegedly sold AIC Church (not his AIC – Kenya) property to an Asian who in turn demolished the church and constructed highrise buildings on the site. Yego and...

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Procurement chiefs to be shuffled after vetting

The procurement officers sent home pending their vetting to determine their wealth status will be deployed to different ministries while those suspected of corruption will be prosecuted, we have reliably established. According to sources familiar with the vetting, the more than 1,000 procurement and accounts chiefs across government institutions who...

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Leaked: Full Government Chemist report on dirty sugar

Trouble is looming in parliament with MPs accusing Kieni MP James Mathenge aka Kanini Kega, of having a link between Mombasa sugar baron Naushad Merali and members of the parliamentary agriculture and trade joint committee in the house. Kega, according to an MP, allegedly received Sh20 million as facilitation fee...

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The Political Economy of sugar in Kenya

According to annual reports by the US Department of Agriculture, Kenyan sugar consumption is growing, yet local production is declining. In 2011 domestic production covered 70% of local consumption, but in 2015 the local share was down to 62% (USDA 2016). In 2014, Kenya had a sugar deficit of 200,000...

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Treasury CS, PS feud over Sh150m

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has been petitioned to camp at the Treasury and investigate how an IT tender worth millions of shillings has been awarded to a single company for the last three years against the procurement and disposal Act. The Sh150 million software tender for onsite support and improvement...

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