Clearing and forwarding agent Sameul Mburu Kamau is among the 18 people and companies to be charged with tax evasion.
Mburu, a close business associate of DP Ruto, and his group are accused of tax evasion which cost the country some Shs 65 Million in lost revenue.
The young and fabulously rich Mburu is also associated with Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika. They are said to be married.
Mburu is a close confidant of Ruto and is known to handle Ruto’s interests at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and KRA.
Sources at KRA also revealed that the taxman recently seized six top of the range luxury vehicles belonging to Mburu.
Mburu (in red top)
Mburu and his group are to be charged with six counts which include concealment of import goods.
To be charged with Mburu are former KEBs MD Charles Ongwae and 14 others.
Three private firms – Gendipe Enterprises, Landmark Freight Services Limited and Rupai Trading Limited- will also be charged.
According to DPP Noordin Haji, the companies (Gendipe and Rupai) with help of clearing agent (Landmark), custom and KEBS officials concealed imported goods with aim of evading taxes.
The two companies reportedly imported goods from Dubai which they declared to be machinery but which were later found to be cooking oil.