Investigations have unraveled that the luxury car impounded last week by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) belongs to the wife of a city MP.
The Mercedes Benz GLA 200 was seized last week for tax evasion in what DCI said was part of an organized scheme.
It is registered under the name of Cynthia Wanjiru Gitonga, the wife of Embakasi West MP George Theuri.
Police say the car was declared as a semi-trailer that was manufactured at a fictitious company in Mombasa and had evaded paying the appropriate tax duty.
The MP has been regularly sighted driving the Mercedes Benz registration number KCR 565 W during tours in his constituency.
Mr Theuri has however distanced himself and his wife from claims that they evaded paying tax, claiming that he bought the car last year in a showroom.
In a phone interview, Mr Theuri said the car was a birthday gift to his wife
“Yes, I gave the vehicle to my wife as a gift. But the truth is I bought it in a show room,” said Mr Theuri.