Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC), on Monday, June 29, apprehended a former Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) manager, Joseph Chege Gikonyo, who was accused of harbouring more than Ksh500 million in unexplained wealth.
In a statement, the agency disclosed that Gikonyo was arrested alongside his wife Lucy Kangai Stephen. The couple were also accused of failing to remit their taxes.
EACC sleuths noted that they found that the couple amassed Ksh597,457,059 in just five years between 2010 and 2015. They, however, failed to account the means through which they acquired the money.
Giche Limited, a company that is connected to the duo, also failed to remit taxes. The deficit totaled to Ksh38,692,694.
Their file was forwarded to the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) for the two to be arraigned in court.
Gikonyo had served as the KRA manager for the Eldoret branch until he was interdicted.