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Bobi Wine asked to pay ksh10 million tax after buying a bulletproof car from Kenya

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Former Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine has been ordered to pay the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Ush337 million (Ksh10 million) after he acquired a bulletproof car from a Kenyan businessman.

Bobi Wine bought the vehicle during the capaigns that led up to Uganda’s general election when h claimed his life was in danger.

In a letter to the former Presidential hopeful, URA stated that the adjustments were not mentioned during the initial inspection.

File image of Ugandan Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s Armoured Car. |Photo| Courtesy|

The vehicle had been valued at Ksh4.7 million but a new valuation by URA placed it at $166,700 (Ksh18 million).

“Please advise your client (Bobi) to liaise with the office of the Assistant Commissioner Enforcement who by copy hereof, is requested to facilitate payment of due taxes and release of your client’s vehicle accordingly,” the URA stated in a letter to the politician’s lawyers.

The vehicle was acquired from Mombasa businessman Fauz Khalid who even facilitated its delivery to Uganda.

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) website showed that Khalid was the registered owner of the luxurious car. The vehicle’s owner was later changed to a Ugandan politician.

The armored car attracted the attention of Ugandan Authorities who have since indicated that the vehicle was erroneously cleared. They are seeking to establish how Bobi Wine undervalued the car.

According to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), A new Toyota Land cruiser costs between Ksh8 million and Ksh14 million while an armored one can cost up to Ksh45 million depending on the features.

Bobi Wine stated that he had acquired the vehicle through donations from his diaspora supporters.

“A few weeks ago, these comrades surprised me when they informed me that they had succeeded in raising enough money for the vehicle and here it is. I can’t thank you enough,” Wine wrote on his social media account – a post that he later pulled down.

A High Court in Kampala has earlier dismissed an application by Bobi Wine seeking to block tax re-evaluation of the vehicle.

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Arrest warrant issued against NYS scandal suspect

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Editor Review;Ngirita is facing four counts of failing to pay taxes.

The businesswoman is accused of failing to pay taxes amounting to the aforementioned amount between December 2016 and December 27.

This is the second time an arrest warrant is being issued against Ngirita who is facing four counts of failure to submit a tax return and failure to pay tax.

She further claimed that all this stemmed from the fact that the boy could no longer attend Pembroke School due to an outstanding KSh 3.4 million debt. 

She went on to plead with President Uhuru Kenyatta to step in and help her family out, which she felt was made to bear the heaviest brunt of the NYS corruption scandal.

“I want the President to know that we are being persecuted. My family has been through a lot. Even if I am a suspect, we have been persecuted for two years.

 I used to work and all my money is stuck at NYS. I’d rather die or be thrown in jail than go through this

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Radio Jambo presenter pleads for Ksh 4.3m financial help

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The veteran sports presenter at the Radio Africa-based station is seeking to raise funds to facilitate a kidney transplant in Turkey.

According to a notice shared on social media, Kuria’s family is on a financial drive to raise Ksh4.3 million.

According to Toldo’s colleague, Fred Arocho, the radio presenter has been unwell for some time and needs specialized treatment. 

“My brother and colleague at Radio Jambo, Toldo Kuria (Mzee Toldo), has been unwell for some time,” Arocho confirmed.

“Mzee Toldo, our son, father, brother, and friend was recently diagnosed with kidney failure and requires an urgent kidney transplant.

This will be undertaken in Turkey and the total cost of the operation is Ksh4.3 million. 

“My good friend and football commentator Toldo Kuria is unwell and in dire need of your prayers and financial support. Any amount will be appreciated,” Radull wrote.

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Senator Mithika Linturi granted sh2m bail

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The Nakuru magistrates court has granted Meru Senator Mithika Linturi a sh 2million cash bail or sh5 million conditional bond over alleged incitement remarks at a rally this past weekend.

Linturi is expected to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Kiambu County weekly.

The High Court in Nakuru has also ordered the Meru Senator not to contact or intimidate any witnesses in the case either by proxy or personally.

“His free speech rights are limited that he should not make any comments on the case under investigation,” Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti ruled Tuesday.

Linturi is facing charges of alleged incitement remarks he made during Deputy President William Ruto’s rally in Eldoret on Saturday.

He was arrested on Sunday morning in Eldoret and driven to Nakuru before being taken to the DCI offices in Nairobi.

He was later returned to Kaptembwo Police Station where he spent the night.

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