Court to rule on former KRA official’s fraud case

A court hammer [Photo: K24 TV]

A Nairobi court will today sentence a former KRA official – Peter Muhu Muriuki, who was found guilty of obtaining million of shillings by falsely pretending that his Law firm was authorized to collect taxes. 

Last week Tuesday, Milimani senior principal magistrate Bernard Ochoi ruled that the accused did not dispute the allegations that he was a KRA officer.

He also ruled that Muriuki misled Scripture Mission East Africa by stating that his law firm was entitled to collect Taxes.

Ochoi said that there was evidence that Muriuki induced Director Scripture Mission East Africa, to deliver 7.8 million shillings to an account belonging to Mungu and Co-advocates.

He committed the offence June 11, 2015 at Scripture Mission East Africa offices, along Lang’ata road within Nairobi County with the intent to defraud.

Muriuki is also charged with presenting a fake Kenya Revenue Authority pay-as-you-earn credit slip to the director of Scripture Mission East Africa purporting it to be valid.

“The court is satisfied that the prosecution had proved their case beyond reasonable doubt and I, therefore, find him guilty and convict him as charged,” said magistrate Ochoi.

The prosecution urged the court to treat the accused person as a first-time offender since they had no previous criminal records of him.

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