Tabitha Karanja charged afresh in Sh14bn tax evasion case
A Sh14.5 billion tax evasion lawsuit has revived and Keroche CEO Tabitha Karanja charged afresh.
The Nakuru senator appeared before Milimani senior principal magistrate to defend herself against 10 counts of tax evasion.
This comes after the prosecution asked for the charges to be changed.
However, the defense told the judge that they prefer to resolve the case outside of court.
“We have already initiated the process of settling the matter with KRA and if the court allows, we wish to have the matter settled,” the court was told.
The court further gave her 45 days to initiate the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, failure to which the matter will proceed to full trial.
“It’s evident that the defence was not ready. I give them 45 days to initiate the ADR process failure to which no further delay or adjournment will be granted. The court has always been ready,” Kimilu said.
The case will be heard on July 26.