In Summary
  • The judge directed that the case filed by Platinum against KRA be heard on March 23, 2019.
  • Platinum lawyers had said that the decision to close down the factory was a violation of the rights to trade.
  • Two directors of Platinum have since been charged for failing to pay tax to the tune of Sh41 million.

The High Court has declined to order the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to re-open a Ruiru-based alcohol manufacturing company it closed down on February 23 over tax evasion.

Justice Weldon Korir Thursday said the application by Platinum Distillers Limited lacks merit.

Justice Korir said the premises were closed over allegations of importing hazardous ethanol.

The judge said KRA requires 30 days to complete investigations.

The judge directed that the case filed by Platinum against KRA be heard on March 23, 2019.

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