Former KRA official has been charged with Sh 8,000 bribe.
John Mwangi Mureithi appeared before Milimani Anti-Corruption magistrate Douglus Ogoti and denied the charges.
He was accused that on September 20,2018 being an officer at Domestic Tax of Kenya Revenue Authority, and an agent conspired to commit it an offense of corruption which is bribery by agreeing to receive a financial advantage of Sh 8,000 pretending that he would influence issuance of Tax Compliance Certificate.
The court was informed that he had pretended that he would help influence issuance of Tax Compliance Certificate to Golden Shield General Supplies, director Zeitun Korio Saman who had an outstanding Tax Liabilities amounting to Sh 20,000.
He is charged alongside other former officials Fernandes Munyasya, Caroline Mukami and Luka Albert who are facing abuse of office and receiving a bribe.
Magistrate Ogoti warned him of absconding court because he was to take plea earlier but absconded.
“If you abscond bond again, your bond will be forfeited, “added Ogoti.
The accused was released on Sh 200,000 cash bail or a bond of Sh 1 million.