President William Ruto has picked City Hall cartel and Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko campaign financer Anthony Ng’ang’a Mwaura new KRA board boss.
In a gazette notice dated November 17, the Head of State picked Mwaura to serve at the helm of the country’s revenue collection body for a period of three years.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(2) (a) of the Kenya Revenue Authority Act, I, William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces appoint Anthony Ng’ang’a Mwaura to be the Chairperson of the Kenya Revenue Authority, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 18th November 2022,” the gazette notice reads.
The City Hall cartel Antony Ng’ang’a hit the headlines in 2020 after he purchased five vehicles from proceed of corruption and a loot from then Mike Sonko‘s regime.
The Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) emerged victorious after the High Court judge Mumbi Ngugi ruled in their favour and froze Mwaura’s accounts and vehicles confiscated.
Justice Mumbi Ngugi dismissed the application by Anthony Ng’ang’a Mwaura, saying the businessman failed to demonstrate how his business was hurting, following the freezing of his eight accounts and the confiscation of his nine vehicles.
The new KRA boss financed Mike Sonko’s campaigns in 2017 under the agreement that the impeached governor dashes tenders to his two companies.
Mwaura is the founder of two companies accused of looting KES350 million from Nairobi City Hall. The companies are; Hardi Enterprises Limited and Toddy Civil Engineering Company.
ARA maintained that the companies made suspicious cash deposits and withdrawals, intra and inter-bank transfers within the same banks and others, making it believe that the monies are proceeds of crime.
On November 22, 2018, the agency said Hardi received some Sh102,414,130 through its Equity Bank from City Hall and split the money into five branches of Sh5,156,118, Sh48,651,988, Sh26,154,700, Sh18,063,443 and Sh4,387,839.
Some of the money were later transferred to Toddy Civil Engineering, while some were wired to directly to Mike Sonko’s account.
Another account frozen at Equity Bank received a total of Sh175.5 million in eight suspicious split transactions between October 15 and November 22, 2018 from the county government
Asset and Recovery Agency told the court that Mike Sonko was using the two companies by Mwaura to embezzle Nairobi county funds.
Before his appointment to KRA, City Hall scandal mastermind was cooling his heels as the UDA National Elections Board Chair.
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