Two officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) have been arrested for soliciting a Sh1 million bribe.
2 KRA officials arrested
They were arrested on Thursday!
According to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) the suspects asked for the Sh1 million bribe to facilitate the reduction of tax liability for a business enterprise in Mwea town.
EACC said the suspects had already collected Sh550, 000 from the unnamed businessman. KRA investigators then set a trap that led to the arrest of George Kimani Gachuki who had gone to collect the remaining Sh450, 000.
“A report was received last week on Thursday that a Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) official from Embu was demanding for a bribe of Sh1, 000, 000 from a business enterprise in Mwea town, Kirinyaga County. The bribe was to facilitate favorable assessment of tax so as to allegedly reduce the tax liability,” read part of the statement.
The second suspect Stephen Wameyo Okello was also arrested for working with Gachoki and other officers, who are still being investigated.
The Anti-Corruption Commission added that the two have been booked at different police stations as they assist with further investigations.
“The suspects are assisting the commission with investigations. They are being interviewed and recording statement at EACC offices concerning the allegations. Mr. Gachoki will be booked at Embu Police Station while Mr. Okello will be booked at Nyeri Police Station where they will be presented in court upon completion of investigations,” said the statement.
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