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Plate Numbers Of Raila’s Range And Other High End Vehicles On KRA, DCI Radar



AU’s High Representative for Infrastructure and development and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s luxurious Range Rover is among 18, 444 vehicles confiscated by sleuths over fraudulent registration claims.

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Raila’s Range plate number KCS 002D has been seized as DCI And KRA Intensifies Hunt On 444 High-End Cars Illegally Registered Or Stolen. 

According to a search for registration details done by DCI boss George Kinoti-led team at the NTSA offices, the plates of the vehicles did not reveal any results despite known ownership.

Igembe North MP Maoka Maore is listed as the owner of KBL 088N (Range Rover). Embakasi West controversial legislature George Theuri’s is the owner of Mercedes Benz KCR 565W, and Kuria West MP Mathias Robi owns Toyota KCG 800J.

Detectives impound Raila's luxury car over fraudulent registration

Peter Ngirici, the husband to Kirinyaga Woman Rep Purity Ngirici owns a Range Rover plate number KCC 241P, which,  to NTSA records, is registered as a government vehicle under plate number GKA702.

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Steve Mbogo, who lost Starehe parliamentary seat to Jaguar, the crying politician, owns a Range Rover bearing plate number KCL 830A which according to NTSA records they are registered as a Toyota Probox.

James Gesami, former West Mugirango also a Gubernatorial aspirant who lost in Nyamira has Toyota Premio KBE 365T under his name.

Former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga, who also unsuccessfully contested the Homa Bay governorship owns Toyota Landcruiser KBZ 333Q.

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (Kirdi) board member Hussein Abshiro Hussein, who also lost the Mandera North seat owns two cars; Range Rover KBT 505D and a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado KCB 788J.

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Government-owned SONY Sugar Company owns Land Rover KAA 315P that its whereabouts remain unknown.

Out of the 444 cars that authorities are targeting, 64 are Range Rovers, Mercedes Benz (94) and Toyotas (224). Other flagged makes include 22 Nissan, one Porsche, 26 Subarus, four Volkswagens, and two Volvos whose registration details are suspicious.

On July 31st this year, the DCI, through the officer in charge of Kenya Revenue Authority, issued a signal to all police stations in the country to impound the cars.

“A list of the attached vehicles are circulated in order to have them traced and detailed. The motor vehicles are suspected of having been fraudulently registered and they’re therefore unaccustomed since taxes in their regard have not been paid,” Peter Kiboro, the DCI KRA unit said.

KRA has intensified the crackdown on tax evaders who include businessmen, governors, and firms that were initially considered untouchable.

Last month, KRA Commissioner General James Mburu vowed to intensify a crackdown on tax cheats saying no one is being targeted as an individual.

“Kenyans should reject the narrative that KRA is fighting any individual or business. On the contrary, KRA has the additional responsibility of trade facilitation under which we support a business environment that is conducive for the growth of business, which further results in increased taxes. All we desire is that all eligible taxpayers make every effort to pay their rightful share of taxes. We must all contribute in an equitable manner to the development of our country.” KRA Boss Mburu said. 

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