As so often happens in tax cases, it was a tip-off that first led to the prosecution of Kenyan tycoon Abdi Gedi Amin in the country’s criminal court in Mombasa.

In 2019, alerted to a possible problem with Amin’s tax affairs, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) did some digging and concluded he was involved in fraud "relating to remission of taxes" for 2013-2018 amounting to about KSh513m (about R83m). Based on that, the authority charged him criminally.

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