Tax Evasion Case Involving CA Chair Mary Wambui Headed For Collapse

Two director of Purma Holding Limited Mary Wambui Mungai, (right) and Purity Njoki Mungai at Milimani law courts PHOTO : MESHACK MAKAU

The newly appointed Communication Authority of Kenya Chairperson Mary Wambui will know the fate of Sh 2.2 billion tax evasion case on January 10, 2023.

This is after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji sought for another 30 days to conclude his decision on whether to drop the case or not.

Haji through Judy Thongori to Anti-Corruption magistrate Felix Kombo Monday December 5 that he has not finished reviewing the case after he received another letter dated November 23,2022 from Kenya Revenue Authority on the progress of the out of court settlement.

“The letter by KRA over the substance progress on the out of court settlement that is being considered in this regard. Upon receiving the response from KRA we have not had time to seek directions from the DPP Haji on how to proceed with the matter considering this new development,” Thongori said.

Wambui, her daughter Purity Njoki and trading company Purma holding limited were arraigned in court early this year over allegations of evading taxes.

The three faced eight counts of knowingly and unlawfully omitting taxes due in the income tax returns submitted to the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes for the period between 2014 to 2016.

The trial magistrate Felix Kombo allowed the DPP’s request to be given more time to review the charges in relation to evading taxes before giving his directions on whether he will drop the same or not. 

The magistrate granted the DPP upto January 10 to make the final decision on the dispute.

However, Wambui and her daughter through lawyers Nelson Havi and Adrian Kamotho did not oppose the request but were shocked that the DPP has not made up his made yet.