NLC chairman nominee Otachi in trouble over tax certificate

Written By: Kevin Wachira

The nominee for the position of chairperson, National Land Commission, lawyer Gershom Otachi has been accused of tax non-compliance.

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

Otachi Thursday appeared before the National Assembly lands committee to justify his suitability to lead the commission and produced a tax compliant certificate to counter Kenya Revenue Authority claims of default.

Also Read  Kalonzo urges caution as State plans to reopen economy

The MPs resolved to invite KRA Commissioner-General Friday to shed light on the validity of the tax compliance certificate produced by the nominee.

Otachi was one of the lawyers who represented President Uhuru Kenyatta at International Criminal Court.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

Former minister for special programs Esther Murugi, nominated as a commissioner caused division among committee members as some appeared to defend her against perceived unfair questions from colleagues.

Also Read  Debt burden, economic sanctions key concerns as OACPS discuss Covid-19 response

Former Egerton University Vice-Chancellor Prof. James Tuitoek was questioned regarding allegations that he was a beneficiary of community land in Sabaki, in Killifi county.

Also Read  Interviews for Auditor-General post enter day two

The vetting for the eight nominees is expected to end Friday.



Tell Us What You Think