Just In!:Uhuru Responds to Ruto Over Tax Evasion Claims
Former president Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, January 31, responded to attacks by Kenya Kwanza politicians over tax evasion allegations.
While speaking at the late professor George Magoha’s home, the former president disregarded the ruling government’s attempts to go after his family.
While addressing the gathering, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka had likened the attacks on Uhuru to a time when a section of MPs in the eighth Parliament conspired to dispossess former President Moi of his land and residence in Kibra.
“Don’t worry about these people who are making noise, people who have nothing else to do will always make noise. That’s life. We’ll mind our business,” he stated.
President William Ruto’s allies demanded a probe into the Kenyatta family tax waivers.
A section of Kenya Kwanza Alliance senators said the Kenyattas have been enjoying tax waivers at the expense of millions of Kenyans.
Nandi senator Samson Cherargei claimed Uhuru was undermining the head of state by refusing to pay taxes.
He alleged the retired president was behind the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition political rallies.
“If Uhuru Kenyatta wants to fight/ undermine President Ruto then he should do it personally not using proxies like Tinga. Taxes MUST be paid whether you sponsor political rallies/Maandamos / baby showers regardless of who you are! Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar!” Cherargei tweeted.
Nyandarua senator John Methu called on the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to audit the tax waivers enjoyed by Uhuru and members of his family when he was in power.
“Everyone must pay taxes. Paying taxes is a national duty and anybody who incites the public not to pay is not a nationalist or patriotic,” Daily Nation quoted Methu.
Methu made the remarks on Monday, January 30, at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.