Embakasi West MP George Theuri has distanced himself from claims of tax evasion in the importation of a luxury car he gifted his wife.
One of two salon cars recently impounded by police officers over tax evasion belongs to Theuri’s wife, Cynthia Wanjiru Gitonga. In a statement by the DCI, the confiscated vehicles had been declared as semi-trailers to evade duty.
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“The vehicles were declared semi-trailers hence evaded duty through an organized scheme that claims they were manufactured at a fictitious company in Mombasa,” the DCI said.
Detectives yesterday confiscated two vehicles- one belonging to Ms. Cynthia Wanjiru Gitonga & another to Mr. John Mwangi. The vehicles were declared semi trailers hence evaded duty through an organized scheme that claims they were manufactured at a fictitious company in Mombasa. pic.twitter.com/TSDc9q2ebv — DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) March 16, 2019
The legislator bought her the Mercedes Benz GLA-200 registration KCR 565 W in 2018 as a birthday present.
Speaking to SDE on phone, he admitted that the vehicle in question is indeed his wife’s, but distanced himself from the tax evasion allegations.
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“The vehicle was bought in a showroom and prior to purchasing it, a motor vehicle search revealed that everything was okay,” he said.
On March 19, the DCI confiscated two luxury vehicles at the home of a Niarobi County official over tax evasion.
According to a statement by the DCI, the two vehicles were using motorbike registration numbers.
#UPDATE| 2Vehicles-a Range Rover & Mercedes Benz-using Motorbike registration numbers(KBN 591A & KBG 330E) were recovered today from the premises of an official of the Nairobi City Council. 2other pairs of Number Plates(KCR 985U & KCR 196P) were found in the boot of the Mercedes. pic.twitter.com/PwV4nUseWe — DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) March 19, 2019