Nyandarua Senator John Methu has asked the Kenya Kwanza administration to probe into former President Uhuru Kenyatta‘s businesses.
In a letter to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Methu argued that the Kenyatta family businesses have subverted the constitutional social goals by denying the public revenue by nonpayment of taxes to the Authority.
“…no individual or company should subvert the societal goals and deny the public, the revenue required to meet different obligations to their realize the socio-economic rights guaranteed by the Constitution,” he said.
“He was given waivers for the taxes for the last ten years. We are doing an audit report and we will place it on the floor of the house and he must pay that,” he added.
Senator John Methu’s plea to President Ruto comes just days after the First in Command sounded a warning to Kenyans evading tax stating that their days are numbered.
“We cannot operate in a space where those in power exempt themselves from paying tax by using all instruments,
“I want to tell those who used to exempt themselves from paying tax that their day is up even if they sponsor demonstrations,” the President said.
Speaking in Mombasa on Monday, January 30, Ruto maintained that his administration would not spare any persons from meeting their tax obligations.
The Kenyatta family whose patriarch is the founding President Jomo Kenyatta is considered to be the wealthiest family in Kenya.
A 2014 New World Wealth report revealed the wealthiest families in Kenya ranked the Kenyatta family among centimillionaires with fortunes worth between KSh 11 billion and KSh 110.5 billion.