Activist Boniface Mwangi has through his advocate Gitobu Imanyara asked the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to release deputy president William Ruto’s tax returns.
Lead counsel, Gitobu Imanyara has also written to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba asking him to provide information relating to Ruto’s tax returns for the period he has been the Deputy President.
Imanyara wants the IEBC to among other things give a list of companies in which the DP is listed as a shareholder, names of persons listed as co-directors or shareholders and also the amount of dividends, if any, paid to Ruto.
“The purpose of this letter is to request for information on the tax of the plaintiff for the period he has been the deputy president of Kenya. Our request is founded on article 35(1) (a) and (b) of the constitution,” the letter reads in part.
“We require you to provide us with the information as soon as possible but not later than Thursday (November 1, 2016) to enable our client to fully exercise his constitutional right to a fair hearing in the above case.” The letter further states.
The DP through his lawyer Kioko Kilikumi has filed a defamation case against activist Boniface Mwangi over what they term as a “libelous tweet” in which the accused tweeted that he hopes “Ruto will not kill him as he did to his friend Jacob Juma”.