A high-end hotel within the city has become the main talking point on social media following the dramatic escape of two female suspects of tax evasion from the establishment on Wednesday night.
The two directors of the questionable firm registered as PURMA Holdings Limited cleverly evaded a police dragnet at the popular Weston Hotel along Langa’ta Road where they had resided for a few days.
Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) were left perplexed when it emerged that Mary Wambui Mungai and Purity Njoki Mungai had managed to run away from their rooms just minutes before they pounced on them.
This was despite prior intelligence reports that the fugitives were hiding inside the roadside motel owned by Deputy President William Ruto.
The operation was carried out by a specially selected group of sleuths who worked in conjunction with elite recovery agents from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
In a statement released by the taxman, they revealed that upon searching the hotel premises, the contingent found personal belongings of the two including cash, bank cards and car keys.
According to them, this was a clear indication that the two were residing at the hotel.
The two directors were declared wanted following a warrant of arrest issued against them in a Sh2.2 billion tax evasion case.
The warrant was issued after the two failed to appear in the Anti-Corruption Court to answer 8 counts of unlawfully omitting taxes due in the Income Tax returns between 2014-2016.
After continuous attempts by the duo to influence the courts into suspending the warrants proved unsuccessful, they eventually surrendered themselves on Thursday 9 December 2021.
They arrived in court early in the morning with their faces covered in shame.
Surprisingly they were accompanied by recognized city lawyer Nelson Havi.
The current Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President who recently announced his bid for the Westlands Parliamentary seat under a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket turned up in their defence.
They both denied their charges.
After listening to the case, Anti-corruption Court Magistrate Felix Kombo granted them a Sh25 million cash bail each.
Additionally, he gave them each an alternative bond of Sh50 million plus two sureties.
He further directed that they deposit their passports and should not travel outside the country without prior knowledge of the court.
But hours after the ruling, whispers have emerged that the vengeful second in command has already crafted a deliberate retaliation plan as a response to today’s incidents which most members of his camp believe was largely influenced by the State.
Echoes ringing across corridors of power suggest that DP William Ruto and his unit of loyal lieutenants now plan to launch brutal attacks against the KRA for enforcing their latest tax return vision.
Trusted insiders who anonymously spoke to cnyakundi.com revealed that an agreement has already been reached to launch the hostilities against the taxmanduring the ir ongoing UDA campaign rallies.
Ruto’s envoys within the National Assembly, as well as the Senate, are also set to be actively mobilizing with the goal to taint the agency’s name in parliament.
In view of these new developments, we shall be keenly following this story.
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