The taxman is planning to sharpen his claws on rich Kenyans displaying flamboyant lifestyles on social media but paying minimal or no taxes.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner-General Githii Mburu says his officers are now spending time on social media, following up on the Kenyans who plan expensive parties, showcase lavish and expensive toys in their bid to achieve maximum tax collection from the same.
In a move that is set to strike at the heart of the ‘soft life’ generation, socialites and a growing number of Kenyans who are splashing their lives on social media, the KRA says it is time for every Kenyan to pay their fair share of taxes.
The tax evaders, will risk travel sanctions, collection of duty directly from their suppliers and bankers and prosecution. This is in what is emanating to be the stringiest crackdown on socialites who are championing the vice.
The KRA is racing to bring more people into the tax bracket and curb tax cheating and evasion in the quest to meet targets.
The taxman has a team focused on fishing out the evaders through the platforms that include Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, etc