KRA has directed Stanbic Bank to freeze Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s six bank accounts.
This is in a letter dated March 20 from the authority’s commissioner in charge of investigations and enforcement.
The letter said the accounts should be frozen for ten days or until the court makes a determination of the order.
“In the exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Section 43(2) of the Tax Procedures Act, 2015, I hereby require you to preserve such money in the below mentioned accounts and to ensure that such money is not transferred, withdrawn, disposed off or otherwise dealt with without the written authority of the commissioner,” read part of the letter.
The letter was signed by KRA officer Justus Kiuvu on behalf of the commissioner in charge of investigations and enforcement.
It listed two accounts as having funds in US dollars while the remaining four have funds held in Kenya shillings.
This comes after the taxman wrote to Diamond Trust Bank asking information on Joho’s transactions since 2011.
The governor has accounts at Barclays, Stanbic and Diamond Trust banks.
Joho has claimed President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the taxman to freeze the accounts, adding that it is part of a plot to cripple him financially and force him on his knees.
The county boss said the freezing of his accounts came days after Uhuru threatened to “deal” and “flog” him.
STATE OF THE NATION MWITU
1. RAO: I swear by the LORD, Jubilee has done 500km of roads since they took office…How do I know this? Well, I was Minister for Roads and still get updates from the Ministry.
2. RAO: Ati Last Mile, Last mile kitu gani…how can you connect the poor to electricity? It’s a waste of resources and wrong priority…How do I know this? Well, I was the Minister for Energy.
3. Kalonjo: I spoke to Financial Times, while in Dubai and they told me the international community doesn’t trust Kenya…Kenya is too corrupt and failing economically! Trust me, I’m a senior lawyer.
4. Mudavadi: A former minister in-charge of finance, I can tell you Jubilee has over borrowed and unnecessarily so. Nasa hawa watu…bwana..
5. Weta: Danced Isikuti and threw a few insults here and there.
Enjoy your Saturday!
GNLD, TIANSHI, FOREVER LIVING, INTERNET MARKETING AFRICA, TIANISHI, ORIFLAME, ORGANO GOLD, FOREVER LIVING, PILLAR TECHNOLOGIES~ALL THESE ARE MULTI~LEVEL MARKETING SCAMS; OPEN YOUR EYES. BE WARNED! STAY FOOLISH, STAY POOR! If you want to be poorer than you are today, join GNLD or TIANSHI. These are some of the seemingly legal and enduring scams. Not many will believe the two are scams but that’s the bitter, hard reality. They pocket millions of shillings from Kenyans, disguised as registration fees. They’re Multi-Level Marketing companies. Thousands of mostly young, desperate school leavers and hopeless job seekers fall prey~They target desperate school leavers and desperate job seekers. They narrate fake but very inspiring and uplifting stories of unlimited success, but have nothing to show for it. Fake narratives are told of magic healthcare products that cure virtually all ailments and which have no single side effect. Big titles will be bandied around to entice the jobless~ Manager, Senior Manager, Director, Emerald Director, Sapphire Director, Ruby 1, Ruby 2, Ruby 3, Ruby 4, Ruby 5, Diamond 1, Diamond 2, Diamond 3 and finally Diamond 4. They’ve what they call a point value system, where you earn points every time you purchase a product, introduce a new person for registration and anytime they purchase products. I’ve been following up close to 2 dozen cases of members over the last 10-15 years and none has managed to get out of poverty. Many left after getting other jobs and some have up on the way after getting stuck on the way. The products are expensive and therefore most can’t afford as they’ve to pay for the products upfront. The registration fee is non-refundable. To me it sounds more of a brainwash, as it gets a near-religious following like a cult. You’re given examples of people who’ve made it to riches. But the people I’ve seen being paraded are from historically affluent families~ A good example that they often parade is a daughters of prominent politician; Dorothy Nyongo, Anyang Nyongo. But I’m personally yet to see a single case which I can independently attribute wealth to the scheme. It involves paying a certain amount for registration depending on the intended entry level, typically between Ksh 4,000.00 and Ksh18,000.00 for GNLD. The people involved are school leavers and so even raising this amount is a problem~ They’ve to borrow from parents and friends to get started. An interesting perspective of these schemes is that they are able to maintain a committed, cult like following among their members. I once attended an annual general meeting at Toona Tree restaurant~ The gigantic hall was full to capacity and the attendants were in an electrified mood. With much ceremony and pomp the AGM went on; Well selected people were paraded to give fake rag-to-riches testimony and the attendants went wild in jubilation… Ever joined any of these MLM companies? What was your experience? Are you still a member?
According to the latest Infotrak poll, Jubilee is more popular than CORD in Nairobi (43.2% vs 40%) and only Kidero might retain his seat.
Sonko seems to be popular in both governor and Senate seat. He needs to focus on one.
Shebesh is still very popular as women rep.
Guys, just got these pictures online. Said to be the state of health facilities in Kiambu County. Being reported that Kabogo bought over 30 new ambulances which are equipped with advanced life support systems.
Alfred Mutua bought empty vans and converted to ambulances while Kiambu county actually bought ambulances in order to deliver the highest level of patient care and ultimately save lives.
I think that devolution is really impacting on lives only that governors might not know how to market themselves. In some places, governors are just wasting funds.