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KRA ‘blocks’ Joho’s pin, unable to file tax returns

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho claims he is unable to file his tax returns after his Kenya Revenue Authority Personal Identification Number was blocked.

Through his communication director Mr Richard Chacha, Mr Joho said it is impossible for him to file his tax returns as required by law.

“We know this is a continuation of Jubilee’s Government attempts to muzzle the governor over his political stand and for being bold on issues affecting his people,” said Mr Chacha.

Mr Chacha said no amount of intimidation will change the vocal governor’s course in politics.

SPEAKING THE TRUTH

Mr Chacha said the government has fought Mr Joho and his family from all angles saying he (Governor) does not mind if it is the price he will have to pay for defending his people and speaking the truth.

The Business Daily has learnt that the KRA PIN of two of his brothers, Mr Abubakar and Mr Hussein, had also been blocked and they could not file their returns.

Mr Joho is currently out of the country for the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

In March this year, the High Court suspended a demand for Sh90 million taxes allegedly owed to KRA by a firm associated with the family of the governor.