KRA takes businessman in court for forging a Sh450,878 cheque to pay custom duties

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has arraigned one person in court for presenting a forged cheque for payment of customs duty amounting to Shs450,878. The accused, Daniel Mwene Kaburi, was arraigned before Milimani Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot yesterday facing one count of conspiracy to contravene the provisions of the East African Community Customs Management Act of 2004 contrary to Section 193 of the said Act.

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The Court heard that Mr. Kaburi jointly with others not before court presented a forged Diamond Trust Bank banker’s cheque leaf purporting to be a genuine and valid banker’s cheque for payment of Kshs450,878 as customs duty to National Bank of Kenya (NBK) , NHIF Building Branch on 9th January 2019. The matter was brought to the attention of KRA by NBK on realizing that the cheque deposited at the bank was forged. KRA responded by visiting the bank and arrested the accused.

Mr. Kaburi denied the charge and was released on Shs 500,000 bond with a surety of a similar amount or a Shs 300,000 cash bail. The case will be mentioned and heard on 24th January and 30th January 2019 respectively.

KRA remains committed to combating and beating all schemes designed by tax evaders to evade payment of taxes.

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