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UNIVERSITY STUDENT ARRESTED FOR DEFAMING GOVERNOR WAIGURU ON FACEBOOK

Police in Kirinyaga have arrested a university student for allegedly posting defamatory statement on Facebook against area Governor Anne Waiguru. County top detective Bernard Korir said the blogger was picked up on Thursday morning (May 21) from his Kerugoya home and is being held at the local police station.

KRA'S RESTORED POWER TO SNOOP ON MPESA AND BANK ACCOUNTS

The Court of Appeal has restored KRA’s power to snoop on tax evaders’ MPESA and bank accounts. In a ruling, the court argues that hindering KRA from accessing the information may cripple the agency’s mandate to collect taxes.

Furthermore, the court felt that KRA would suffer irreversible loss of huge sums of money. The reinstated section of the law will compel third-party firms such as telcos, banks, and schools to share information on persons and firms suspected to be evading taxes.

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