Haji: Freeze all Kariuki bank accounts

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 00:00 |
Businessman Humphrey Kariuki. Photo/File

The Director of Public Prosecutions has urged the High Court to reinstate orders freezing nine bank accounts associated to businessman Humphrey Kariuki, Africa Spirits, WoW Beverages Limited and their associate for 90 days.

This, the DPP said, will enable them to complete investigations into the Sh41 billion tax evasion case.

In a response to a suit filed by the Thika-based company, DPP Noordin Haji now says investigations conducted by DCI boss George Kinoti so far have revealed that the companies may have been involved in money laundering.

Firm shareholders

“Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki with others  are shareholders and directors of Axis Logistics limited, a shareholder of African Spirits Limited,” says the prosecution.

“We note that there are large sums of money movement in the intertwined companies, which is believed to be proceeds of crimes and thus necessitated us to look into the same and the money laundering aspect,” reads the papers.

The DPP argued that Africa Spirits has failed to demonstrate that DCI and IG have abused the legal process while seeking orders to have nine bank accounts of the said companies held at National Bank  frozen pending probe.

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