By JOHN KAMAU Detectives questioning Kenyan-born billionaire Humphrey Kariuki over tax evasion were taken by surprise Thursday evening after it emerged that he is a citizen of Cyprus.
Detectives questioning billionaire Humphrey Kariuki over tax evasion were taken by surprise last evening after it emerged that he is a citizen of Cyprus.
, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 – Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki and four others directors of Africa Spirits Limited and WOW Beverages Limited were on Thursday grilled at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for more than nine hours over tax evasion and forgery claims.
According to sources, billionaire Humphrey Kariuki arrived at the DCI at 9am following summons.
Tycoon Humphrey Kariuki and 14 other directors of various companies have been summoned to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters on Thursday for questioning into claims of tax evasion and forgery.
- Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki was summoned alongside several directors of the company - Also summoned were directors of other companies suspected to have been evading taxes - The companies were accused of tax evasion, money laundering and production of fake alcoholic brands The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has summoned directors of Africa Spirits Limited and those of other companies over allegations the firms were involved in tax evasion and money laundering.
, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 13 – Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki and several other directors of firms linked to forgery and tax evasion in the processing of alcoholic beverages have been summoned to the DCI headquarters Thursday morning.
When police raided Humphrey Kariuki’s multimillion alcohol empire in Thika town last week, the world of Kenya’s most reclusive billionaire was opened for all to see.
- DCI boss George Kinoti said a test will be done on each alcoholic brand - Multi agency raided the Thika-based plant and found fake stamps -About 312,000 litres of illegally imported ethanol were also impounded A manhunt for Thika-based billionaire investor Humphrey Kariuki on claims of tax evasion, money laundering and production of fake alcoholic brands has been intensified.
A raid on Mr Humphrey Kariuki's Thika-based Africa Spirits Ltd plant by Flying Squad officers Friday found smuggled ethanol, 312,000 litres of illicit liquor and 21 million fake Kenya Revenue Authority stamps.