Three charged for impersonating KRA officers

Three people were on Friday charged in Mombasa Law Courts for attempting to defraud an unsuspecting citizen Sh600,000 while posing as Kenya Revenue KRA Officers.

Daniel Ojwang Achoka, Peter Derrick Maseghe, and Mwema Sammy alias Elisha Pascal (pictured) had posed as KRA officers and were seeking to defraud Ali sheikh Abubakar AbdulRahim of the Sh600, 000.

The three had promised Abdulrahim that they would manipulate the KRA system and clear his Sh1 million tax debt.

The three who appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Rabera denied the charges and were released on a Sh500, 000 bond.

“The accused persons shall be released on a bond of Sh500,000 with a surety of a similar amount each,” said Rabera.

They are alleged to have on March 12, 2020, at Tabarak enterprises limited in Likoni Sub County within Mombasa County, jointly used false KRA identification cards with intent to defraud AbdulRahim.

They had in their possession KRA personal identification cards of staff numbers 7541, 7764, and 7226 respectively, and two KRA Value Added Tax VAT 78 A bonding books.

They are also accused of producing false VAT bonding books of receipt numbers 38500 to 38551, and 40223 to 40271 purporting them to be genuine and have been issued by KRA.

The case will be mentioned on September 8, 2020.