Chinese contractor charged with Sh66 million tax evasion
A Chinese national was charged yesterday with tax evasion. Hongyou Huang, alias Yellow, (pictured) is the vice president of the China National AeroTechnology International Engineering Corporation. He is accused, jointly with others not before court, of failing to pay Sh66 million in taxes on diverse dates between 2010 and 2014. Huang is charged – alongside his companies’ Avic International Real Estate, ACEG Ltd, Catic and Avic International Property Nairobi Ltd – for failing to pay the taxes. He faces another charge of failing to appear before the Kenya Revenue Authority commission at Times Towers, Nairobi, on May 4 this year, having been notified on April 28. Huang denied the charges before Milimani chief magistrate Daniel Ogembo. His lawyer Ian Maina dismissed prosecution’s claims he is a flight risk, saying he has been in the country for more than 22 years. Maina asked the court to release his client on reasonable bond terms, saying he will abide with all the conditions set. The magistrate ordered the accused be released on Sh5 million bond with a Kenyan surety or Sh1 million bail. Ogembo also directed the accused to deposit his passport with the court. The Chinese was arrested after his company was embroiled in controversy over the cancellation of the Sh55 billion Green Field terminal project at the JKIA. His firm had won the contract to design and build the facility at the airport. The hearing of the case will be on November 22.