Kenyan tax evasion on hides

17 July 2006

Writing in The Standard (Nairobi), Martin Matua says that the state is losing money through a tax evasion scam being perpetrated by fourteen leading exporters of hides and skins through a cartel involving top government officials. Accoring to a report compiled by a team of investigators from the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (Kacc) and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the exporters employed diverse schemes to evade export duty, Veterinary Services Development Fund (VSDF) levy, and income tax. They also fraudulently claimed vat refunds. For the full story go to: []?articleid=1143955431

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