Earlier today, former first lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta responded to claims that her family has been evading paying tax which has accumulated to billions of shillings.
While speaking at a church in Mpeketoni, Mombasa county cleared the air that she has been paying her tax as required by the law, rubbishing claims that her family has been evading paying tax for years now.
“I hear some people say that some of us don’t pay tax, matters concerning tax should not be discussed in newspapers, meetings or on TV, everyone has a responsibility of paying income tax to the government and if you fail the law is very clear on why should be done,” the former First Lady said.
She further called on politicians to stop tarnishing other people’s names to be seen they are working. She called on the government to follow the law on anyone evading to pay tax so that the law persecutes them.
“There is no need to tarnish other people’s names to be perceived as working. Let the government follow the law and persecute all tax evaders, even if it’s me. Let the property be repossessed so that it can cater for the unpaid tax to the government,” Mama Ngina added.
Her sentiments come a few days after the government led by its foot soldiers pointed out that the former First Lady’s family has been evading paying taxes running up to billions of shillings.
Recently a section of Kenya Kwanza leaders led by Nyandarua Senator Hon. John Methu claimed that former president Uhuru Kenyatta is sponsoring the ongoing Azimio political rallies in a bid to evade paying taxes. The leaders called on the former president to follow the law and pay taxes, and cease sponsoring the Azimio rallies.