In Summary
  • The board alleges AfriCOG has been operating illegally.
  • KHRC said they had been holding consultations to determine if to file a presidential petition.

Police and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials on Wednesday attempted to raid Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) offices in Lavington, Nairobi.

The officers however left after being denied entry over claims the court order they had is illegal.

Lawyer Harun Ndubi said an affidavit presented by the police and KRA officials had no heading and the orders it contains is not related to what they are requesting for.

“It is a forgery or careless work. It is shameful we can have this kind of action,” he said adding that he was called by AfriCOG Wednesday morning.

TAX RETURNS

He said the officers wanted to search for tax returns and other “unclear issues”

The application they served they wanted to serve AfriCOG and Gladwell Otieno.

“Their application is null and avoid and therefore we won’t allow them in. We will go to court to over this matter because the papers were inconsistent,” said the lawyer.

AfriCOG Chairman John Githongo said the organisation has been paying taxes and that KRA has documents on their returns.

The raid comes a day after the NGOs Coordinating Board claimed to shut it down for operating illegally.

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