In Summary
  • On Monday, a court had ruled that the KRA staff remain in custody for two weeks.
  • Another 30 workers have also been arraigned with police seeking to have them detained for 21 days.
  • Four other suspects who were summoned to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for questioning are seeking anticipatory bail ahead of probable arrest and prosecution.

Thirty-eight ​Kenya Revenue Authority employees who were locked up for 14 days have filed an application at the High Court challenging their detention.

On Monday, a court had ruled that the KRA staff remain in custody for two weeks as detectives probe a tax evasion scandal.

Another 30 workers have also been arraigned with police seeking to have them detained for 21 days.

Four other suspects who were summoned to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for questioning are seeking anticipatory bail ahead of probable arrest and prosecution.

They are Mr Joseph Kuyo Legei, Mr Geoffrey Kipsang Ngeno, Mr Felix Ndambuki Kimeu, and Mr Caleb Angwenyi Auka.

They have filed a suit against the Attorney-General and the Director of Public Prosecution, claiming that a tweet by the DCI on May 12, summoning them for questioning on May 15, also alluded that they were involved in the scandal that has rocked the taxman.

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