High court in Mombasa has temporarily stopped Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) from recovering Sh 90 million unpaid tax owed to it by a company associated with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.
Mombasa High Court judge Dorah Chepkwony told said KRA should wait until the matter is determined.
Portside Freight Terminal has moved to court seeking to stop KRA from demanding, collecting or issuing any agency notices for payment of alleged unpaid taxes for years between 2008 and 2012 after the taxman wrote to the company.
KRA had told the court that firm, owned by Joho’s family, had not paid taxes for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. However, the firm has disputed the amount of the alleged unpaid taxes.