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CS Wamalwa to pay Sh6.5m duty for his impounded car

Water Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa has proposed to pay the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Sh6.5 million due as tax for the release of his Range Rover which is being held.

Mr Wamalwa’s Range Rover SUV is among 121 vehicles which were deregistered by KRA for fraudulent registrations and tax evasion.

His vehicle had been registered as an Isuzu truck and has been held at KRA’s railways yard in Nairobi since June.

The minister’s personal assistant Kizito Temba, told Nation that the registration problem was caused by KRA since the error could have been detected during transfer of the log book to Mr Wamalwa.

The CS proposal comes after three suspects were on Tuesday charged with evading to pay the tax man Sh6.5 million contrary to the law.

Magistrate Mather Mutuku said she could not release the vehicle as requested by the KRA lawyer until the court is notified of the amount involved and the payment required and also the vehicle has complied with all conditions required.