The trend in the courts has continued after the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions dropped a tax evasion case that had been filed against city businesswoman Mary Wambui.
The ODPP on Tuesday revealed it had withdrawn he Sh2.2 billion case facing Wambui, who was recently appinted the Communications Authority (CA) chairperson, and her daughter Purity Njoki.
According to ODPP, which is headed by DPP Noordin Haji, the tax evasion case was terminated after the fines imposed on Wambui’s companies were reportedly paid.
“Following a request to the ODPP by @KRACorporate, the main complainant in the tax evasion case against Purma Holdings, Mary Wambui, and Purity Njoki. The case was withdrawn today under Section 204 of the CPC after the fines imposed were paid to
@KRACare,” tweeted ODPP on Tuesday.
On December 9, 2021, Wambui and Njoki were charged with eight counts of offences under the Tax Procedures Act, 2015, through her company Purma Holdings Limited and two others.
KRA, in a letter dated December 21, 2022, is said to have rubberstamped the compounding of the said tax charges fines Wambui, who is a close ally of President William Ruto.
The tax evasion crimes were allegedly committed between 2014 and 2016 and lawyers Nelson Havi and Adrian Kamotho, who represented the two, did not oppose the withdrawal.