Cleophas Malala

Relief For Senator Malala After KRA Cleared Him Of Tax Evasion Claims

Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala can breathe easy after Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) cleared him of tax evasion claims.

On Thursday, the senator claimed that he could not access his bank accounts.

This, he said was a wider plot meant to intimidate senators opposing the Jubilee government fronted Revenue Allocation Formula.

On Friday however, the taxman said that the lawmaker had filed relevant returns as is required by law.

“Malala has filed relevant tax returns and paid taxes due as provided by law,” a tax compliance certificate reads.

The deputy minority whip in the senate also received a confirmation from Co-operative Bank indicating that he could access his account.

“We thank you most sincerely for choosing to bank with us,” Co-op wrote.

Malala said he held a meeting with Deputy Commissioner on domestic taxes Department Daniel Kagira and he did not owe the taxman a dime.

“It has been confirmed that in all my accounts, I owe nothing to KRA, in fact KRA owes me Kshs 324,” he said.

The member of Team Kenya which is pushing for a win-win formula dragger senate majority whip Irungu Kang’ata, indicating that he was part of the scheme to intimidate him.

The legislator revealed that the team pushing for the Jubilee proposed formula thought that he owed KRA Sh8 million.

With senators set to debate on the matter for a record ninth time, senators Kipchumba Murkomen and Johnson Sakaja have accused speaker Ken Lusaka of not being impartial.

They claimed Lusaka was holding meetings with lawmakers to lobby them to adjourn again on Monday.

“Dear referee stop training with one team, lets all meet on the pitch.” Sakaja tweeted.

It is also said that Meru senator Mithika Linturi’s accounts were also frozen.

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