Embakasi West MP George Theuri with his wife Cynthia Wanjiru Gitonga.

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.

The legislator bought her the Mercedes Benz GLA-200 registration KCR 565 W in 2018 as a birthday present.

He bought her the vehicle 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.

The Mercedes Benz GLA-200.

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.