KRA seize Sh3 million hidden in jacket

The money was sent from USA.

Times Tower, only tenant of the building is the Kenya Revenue Authority, who use it for tax remissions and administration, and it serves as a location for taxpayer education.

The taxman is laughing all the way to the bank after Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers recovered 28,000 USD (Sh3 million) at the City Square Post Office.

The package concealed in a jacket was shipped into Kenya as a parcel from South Carolina state, USA.

In a press statement from KRA, the revenue agency revealed the money was inside the suitcase sandwiched in between clothes and books

"The jacket was packed in a suitcase containing clothes and books sent to the suspect, Mr. Peter Oluwafemi Olaiwon of Nigerian nationality by Ms. Linda C Dye, a resident of South Carolina USA. The suspect was subsequently arrested after presenting himself to collect the parcel," read the statement in part.

The main suspect has already been arraigned in court to which he pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

"Olaiwon was arraigned in court on 8th November 2021 and charged with financial promotion of an offence contrary to section 7 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act and Conveyance of Monetary Instruments to Kenya, contrary to section 12 of The Proceeds Of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act.

"The suspect pleaded not guilty to both charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh150,000. He is also expected to execute personal bond of Sh200,000," KRA stated.

More details to follow...

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