A director of a solar lighting company, awarded a tender to light up streets in Uasin Gishu County, was today charged before Eldoret court Senior Resident Magistrate Hon. Emily Kigen with tax evasion amounting to Kshs. 7.1 million.
Mr. Abdifaisal Amin Abdullahi of Keflogic Systems Limited faced four counts of tax fraud which include failure to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) for 2014 and 2015 totalling Kshs 7.1 as imposed under Section 19 of the VAT Act 2013.
He also faced charges of failure to submit monthly VAT returns and annual Income Tax returns for the two years. The accused denied all the counts and was released on a bond of KSh 2 million and alternative bail of KSh 1 million. The case will be heard on 29th October 2019.
The tax collector said its investigations established that Keflogic Systems Ltd was contracted by the Uasin Gishu County Government to carry out solar street lighting project. The company director, however, failed to pay the required taxes and has not submitted both VAT and Income Tax returns.
KRA has prosecuted 152 cases in court since July 1st 2019 with total revenue value of Ksh56.7 billion. During the 2018/2019 FY, KRA recovered Ksh 8.53 billion from 222 cases won.