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    KRA staff to wear cameras in war against kickbacks

    Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner-General Githii Mburu. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) workers will start body-worn cameras in the latest bid to curb tax cheating and crack down on staff bribery that abets duty evasion.The cameras, popularly known as bodycams, will be used mainly by staff who work in the domestic tax department and customs and border control in...

    Tabitha Karanja: Keroche to lay off 400 employees, drain beer after closure by KRA

    Keroche breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja. Keroche breweries is on the brink of losing 400 employees following the firm's closure by the Kenya Revenue Authority on Tuesday, June 14. Through Twitter, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Tabitha Karanja, dismissed KRA's claim that the Nakuru-based company is a non-compliant taxpayer.  “The truth of the matter is that there have been tax disputes dating back to 2002 and the company...

    Keroche to lay off over 400 staff after closure by KRA

    Keroche Breweries is mulling laying off more than 400 staff after the company was closed by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).The company was shut down on May 15, 2022, after defaulting on an earlier agreed plan to repay tax arrears of Sh30 million.According to the company CEO Tabitha Karanja, KRA's move to shutdown Keroche breweries was politically motivated.On Monday, the businesswoman expressed how the...

    Raila Odinga wades into Keroche-KRA controversy

    Azimio la Umoja Coalition Flag Bearer Raila Odinga accompanied by his Running mate Martha Karua in Gatura Muranga County. Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga has urged the government to renegotiate with companies that have defaulted on taxes instead of closing them down. Raila, referring to the case of Naivasha-based Keroche Breweries which was recently closed for the umpteenth time over tax row with...

    KRA takes Sh62 in tax for every litre of petrol sold

    A pump attendant fuels a car at a petrol station in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG The taxman is collecting Sh62.89 on every litre of petrol, a 39 percent jump in tax collections over the past two years that has made the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) a key beneficiary of the surge in pump prices.The KRA collected Sh45.1 in taxes and levies in June...

    KRA shuts down Keroche Breweries again over tax row

    Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja flanked by her staff during a presser on March 4, 2022. The woes bedevilling Keroche Breweries have deepened after the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) shut down its Naivasha-based factory again. The tax collector is accusing the company of defaulting on an earlier agreed plan to repay tax arrears totalling Sh300 million. The authority has gone ahead to issue agency notices to...

    KRA closes down Keroche Breweries again

    The tax row between Keroche Breweries and KRA looks far from over after the latter yet again closed down the factory over fresh tax arrears.This is the sixth time in one year that KRA has closed down the Naivasha-based company leaving it to incur losses running to millions of shillings.And this time around, the company is accusing KRA of being used to fight...

    Kimunya withdraws Bill seeking to rename KRA

    National Assembly Majority leader Amos Kimunya on Thursday withdrew the Kenya Revenue Authority (Amendment) Bill after a heated debate on the future of the current Commissioners.The Bill that was at the Committee of the whole House was among others seeking to rename Kenya Revenue Authority to Kenya Revenue Service.“The principal object of the bill is to amend the Kenya Revenue Authority Act, 1995...

    Party pledges friendlier KRA in tax cheats fight

    Times Tower in Nairobi, the headquarters of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). Picture taken on Thursday, October 15, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG Azimio la Umoja One Kenya’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga has vowed to create a friendly and efficient tax system in a bid to grow compliance levels if he wins the August 9 polls.Mr Odinga, who is making a fifth bid...

    KRA on the spot over excise taxes revision

    Times Tower in Nairobi, the headquarters of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). Picture taken on Thursday, October 15, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG Distributors of alcoholic drinks have accused the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) of adjusting excise duty rates on about 30 products upwards in spite of a court order suspending implementation.The distributors told High Court judge Anthony Mrima that the taxman had...
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