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Kenyan tax officials arrested for corruption
18 June 2019
Kenyan law enforcement officers have arrested 75 of its own tax agency staff on suspicion of abetting tax evasion and bribery, in a new effort to fight corruption.
The Kenyan Revenue Authority said: "Investigations into the racket have been in progress for the last four months, with covert assistance provided by national law enforcement agencies to help in trailing money and communications."
The staff involved work for the domestic tax department and customs and border control, and are being accused of helping to fraudulently clear cargo and change tax returns to help people evade tax.
Since May 2018, dozens of Kenyan government officials and business people have been charged with theft of hundreds of millions of shillings from public coffers in a new drive to tackle widespread corruption.
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