“This country is governed by the rule of law and not jungle law where some animals are more equal than the others in respect of payment of taxes as stated above,” John Methu said.
The Nyandarua Senator has written to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) seeking a tax audit of businesses owned by former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s family.
In a letter on behalf of the Peoples’ Representatives from the Counties of Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyanga and Kiambu, Methu argues that the Kenyatta family businesses have overturned the constitutional social goals by denying the public revenue by nonpayment of taxes to the Authority.
“…no individual or company should subvert the societal goals and deny the public, the revenue required to meet different obligations to their realize the socio-economic rights guaranteed by the Constitution,” the letter reads in part.
He lists the 2019 merger of the Commercial Bank Africa Limited (CBA) and NIC Group (NIC), the former being owned by the Kenyatta family, as well as Brookside Dairy Limited, ENKE Investments Ltd and the buying of the 5G- specific spectrum license.
Among the businesses the Kenyatta family owns or has a stake in include Brookside Dairy, Heritage Hotels, CBA and the Mediamax Group.