CARMEL RICKARD: Time tells against regulator in Uganda tax fraud case
A tax fraud case in Kenya has been stopped because the decision to charge the offender predated the revenue authority’s demand for payments
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.