DCI allegedly seize 6 top-of-the-range cars from senator's husband

Senator’s husband caught up in DCI raid in multi-million fraud scandal

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Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika’s husband Samuel Mburu has been arrested by DCI officers over alleged link to a Sh 64 million fraud scam.

Reports further indicate that Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) seized 6 high-end vehicles belonging to the businessman.

Mburu was arrested alongside officials of the Kenya Bureau of Standards, including former Managing Director Charles Ongwae who are accused of colluding with three companies to undervalue imported goods thereby denying KRA millions in taxes.

A statement from the DCI read in part that “Following numerous cases of evasion and avoidance of tax payment that has affected collection of government revenue, the DCI commenced investigations with regard to mis-declarations and importation of contraband products into the country."

A company operated by Mburu-Landmark Freight Services Limited is accused of colluding with KRA officials and two other companies (Gendipe Enterprises and Rupai Trading Limited) to conceal imported goods and evade taxes.

According to the DCI, Landmark, Customs and Kebs officials helped Gendipe and Rupai to conceal imported goods with aim of evading taxes. 

The two companies reportedly imported goods from Dubai, which they declared to be machinery but were later found to be cooking oil.

Gendipe and Rupai, with the help of a clearing agent (Landmark), Customs and Kebs officials, concealed imported goods with aim of evading taxes. The two companies reportedly imported goods from Dubai, which they declared to be machinery but were later found to be cooking oil.

His brother Hillary Kamau who also manages the company is also wanted to face the charges.

Links to Jubilee and marriage to Kihika

Mburu was instrumental in Jubilee Party’s success in last year’s general election especially in Nakuru county where his wife Susan Kihika emerged victorious in the Senatorial race.

He was also the patron of a group of youngsters actively involved in the party’s campaigns known as Team 100.

Mburu, who has vast interest in real estate, parted ways with his first wife Beatrice Wanjiku before marrying Kihika who formerly served as Nakuru County Assembly speaker.

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