A Nairobi MP has distanced himself from tax evasion allegations after the car he bough his wife was impounded over the same.
DCI on Tuesday impounded two luxury vehicles one belonging to Cynthia Wanjiru Gitonga, Theuri’s wife.
Speaking to a local media on phone, Embakasi West MP, George Theuri admitted that the vehicle in question indeed belonged to wife, but distanced himself from the tax evasion allegations
The lawmaker had bought the car in 2018 for his wife on her birthday at a cost of over Ksh4 million.
“The vehicle was bought from a showroom and prior to purchasing it, a search showed that everything was alright,” the flamboyant lawmaker claimed.
The Embakasi West MP joins other public officials that have seemingly been duped by unscrupulous businessmen.
Eugene Wamalwa, CS Devolution, in 2016, had his Range Rover seized after it was found to have tax arrears of over Ksh6.5 million.
It was later discovered that the said vehicle had also been registered as a lorry when it was imported.
In another case, two vehicles, a Range Rover and Mercedes Benz, using motorbike registration numbers (KBN 591A and KBG 330E) were recovered from the premises of an official of the Nairobi City County. Two other pairs of Number Plates (KCR 985U and KCR 196P) were found in the boot of the Mercedes.