A British national, Aaron John Kitchener, who is one of the directors at XforSecurity solutions firm has been charged with failure to remit taxes amounting to over Ksh. 39 million or thereabouts.
The Briton was charged alongside his fellow British directors and other Kenyan directors who failed to appear in court.
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) lawyer, Moses Ado, urged the court to confiscate Mr. Kitchener’s passport.
Kitchener, denied that on diverse dates between January 1, 2018, and July 20, 2019 he did not remit to KRA Ksh. 5,578,181 as Value Added Tax (VAT).
He also denied that on diverse dates between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018 he failed to declare Sh24,636 778 as being Pay As You Earn(PAYE) tax derived from salaries that had been paid to management staff by the company.
The magistrate, Edna Nyaloti released the suspect on a bond of Ksh. 3 million and a similar Kenyan surety. Consequently, he was ordered to deposit his passport with the police. He was also directed to return to the court for the case pre-trial on August 23.
The magistrate further ordered Kitchener’s co-directors who are rumoured to be of British nationalism: Gillespie Steven John; Gary Michael Lincoln and Phillipe Storm to appear in court on August 23, 2019 to plead to tax evasion charges.
Among others who were summoned by the courts are Uni Company directors George Zarya, Salil Ashad Patel, Ludovic Gunnar Harold Storm, Sunir Maheshkumar Doshi, Anish Maheshkumar Doshi and Fredrich Gotz Constatine Zu Furstenburg.
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