New twist as DPP fails to kick off Sh14b tax evasion trial against Keroche directors

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 12:55 |

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is seemingly not ready to begin the trial against Keroche Breweries Limited owners Joseph and Tabitha Karanja in the Sh14 billion tax demand case.

When the two appeared in court for pretrial mention on Monday, senior State counsel Catherine Mwaniki was not present to tell the court if the prosecution had complied with orders to supply the defence with witness statements and other documents to be used in the case.

Lawyers James Orengo and Kioko Kiluku mi, for the Karanjas, said the prosecution was yet to heed the orders issued on August 23 to enable them to prepare defence before the hearing of the case.

Senior Magistrate Bernard Ochoi gave the prosecution more time and directed the matter be mentioned on September 24 for pre-trial.

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