President Ruto Escalate Fight Against Tax Evasion

President William Ruto stated that his administration will deal with those who devise strategies to avoid paying taxes, noting that such behavior is detrimental to the country's economy.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested four suspects following a raid on crooked businessmen dealing with counterfeit goods.

In the arrest, on Friday, January 6, DCI noted that the suspects were apprehended with fake KRA stamps.

“The four were apprehended following an operation conducted by a multi-agency team comprised of detectives and tax officials in Kiambaa, Kiambu county,” DCI clarified.

During the raid, bottles of counterfeited alcoholic drinks were also discovered.

According to DCI,’A roll of counterfeit KRA stamps, distillation equipment, and chemicals used in the production of counterfeit alcoholic beverages were seized.’.

President William Ruto stated that his administration will deal with those who devise strategies to avoid paying taxes, noting that such behavior is detrimental to the country’s economy.

He challenged the KRA to collect Ksh4 trillion in revenue for the fiscal year 2022/2023.

“I want you to pray for our country so that we can increase our revenue from 14 percent to 25 percent because that is where countries like ours are,” the President said.

Ruto added that by removing fake stamps and illegal brew from the market, the youth will be saved from drowning in alcoholism.

“I want to assure you that we will fight any illegal brew to the end.  These are the people who use forged stamps and do not pay taxes “Ruto complained.