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Clearing agent arrested over Ksh0.9 million fraud


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    A clearing and forwarding agent arrested by KRA officers arraigned to answer to charges of using falsified documents.
    The accused was charged that on February 21, 2020 at Nyali, Mombasa, jointly with others not before court knowingly
    involved themselves in fraudulent evasion of duty amounting to Sh750,000
    The mention of the case is set for May 27, 2021

A clearing and forwarding agent arrested by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers for “using a fake banker’s cheques to evade duty” was Thursday arraigned to answer to charges of using falsified documents and attempting to evade a total of Ksh958,896 in duty.

The accused, Benson Gakuva Nyaga, was charged that on February 21, 2020 at Nyali, Mombasa, jointly with others not before court knowingly
involved themselves in fraudulent evasion of duty amounting to Sh750,000 by falsifying banker’s cheque from Faulu Bank and claiming to be payment of import duty for motor vehicle registration number KCV 628E Volkswagen Passat make.

He was also charged that on or about November 30, 2015, at Kayole Shopping Centre within Nairobi County, being a representative of an importer Dorothy Jessica Lemuya Amake of a motor vehicle make Toyota Ractis registration No KCS 981X, jointly with officers not before court unlawfully used a fake document namely a banker’s cheque held in I&M Bank Biashara Street Nairobi, to the Commissioner of Customs and Border Control to pay duty for the said motor vehicle which they knew to have known to be false thereby evading to pay a duty of Ksh 208,896.

The accused denied committing the offence before Mombasa Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti and the court released him on a bond of Ksh200,000 with a surety of the same amount.

The mention of the case is set for May 27, 2021.





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