Exposed: Tax evasion case against ex-Keroche CEO adjourned to November

Tax evasion case against ex-Keroche CEO adjourned to November

A Sh14.5 billion tax evasion case against former Keroche CEO Tabitha Karanja was on Monday adjourned to November 16 after the prosecution failed to produce more witnesses.

Milimani senior principal magistrate Esther Kimilu was forced to adjourn the case after two witnesses testified in the case.

She, however, expressed her disappointment with the prosecution for bringing only two witnesses when she had taken out all matters to hear the case.

 

“I am not happy that the prosecution only called two witnesses. I needed three to four witnesses because I had a whole day to hear the case. It’s an old matter which I need to conclude,” the magistrate said.

Kimilu urged the prosecution to be kind and respect the courts.

“I was free today because I had taken off all matters just to hear this case. Give me a date you think am idle to listen to this case except Tuesday and Friday,” she added.

One of the witnesses who testified was cross-examined and another one was an official from KRA.

In her testimony before the court, Fridah Miano, a License officer from KRA produced licenses that had been paid by the Keroche company.

Miano said that an official KRA  representative who issued the license to Tabitha and the company in 2016 was Gideon Mwiti.

She added that the licenses do not expire they continue to serve until it’s cancelled.

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