KRA employee loses Sh19.6 million to gov't after court ruling

Employee left in turmoil after losing money

KRA Head offices at Times Tower

The High Court awarded the government Sh19.6 million that belonged to Pamela Abbo, wife of a KRA employee, who is claimed to have obtained the money through illegal means.

Justice Hedwig Ong’undi ruled that the money which was in Abbo’s three accounts at Equity Bank, was believed to have been acquired through corrupt means by the husband Alex Mukhwana Khisa.

Ong’undi further revealed that the money was deposited between the year 2015 and 2017.

This came after Abbo had filed an appeal against the transfer of the finances from her accounts to the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA).

“I find that the applicant has failed to discharge her burden of satisfying any substantial loss she will suffer if the stay of extension is not granted.

“The result is that the application lacks merit and I dismiss it with costs,” remarked Ong’undi.

Employee accumulates Sh615 million

In July 2018, KRA had disowned an employee who was believed to have acquired Sh615 million.

According to the tax man, Joseph Chege Gikonyo was suspended over malpractice allegations when he worked as the KRA manager in Eldoret.

Gikonyo was reported to have made the wealth despite having had a monthly income of Sh119,000.

The tax authority affirmed that investigations about Gikonyo’s possible tax evasion claims had been concluded and submitted to the EACC.


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