KRA Now Dismisses Request by Keroche CEO to Reopen the Brewery

 KRA Now Dismisses Request by Keroche CEO to Reopen the Brewery

The Kenya Revenue Authority has dismissed request by the Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja to Reopen the Brewery.

Through its Commissioner General Githii Mburu, KRA has said that the brewery has failed to pay any tax to the commission since its reopening in March of this year.

Keroche’s woes continue even after having received support from both the former prime Minister Raila Odinga and Deputy President Dr. William Ruto.

Mburu has further added that Kercohe Breweries Owed the government a total sum of Sh. 22.79 billion which they had agreed to pay in installment.

Furthermore, Keroche had been granted a 24-month period to repay the areas of ksh.  957 million.

We also agreed they will remain up to date on current taxes so that when they sell, they will be remitting the dues. When they paid the initial payment and we reopened their facility, we waited for them to honor the payments but that did not happen,Mr. Mburu Said.

The taxpayer did not honor the payment plan agreed upon for the third time…to allow a tax-evading business to continue operating despite it dishonoring all payment plans is to promote a culture of impunity, promote unfairness and allow a few to use public funds to enrich themselves,” He added.

Earlier this Keroche Breweries Limited announced that the brewery was on the verge of laying off 400 employees one month after it was shut down by the Kenya Revenue Authority over undisputed Tax arrears amounting to Ksh 957 million

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