Boni­face Mwangi wants DP’s tax re­turns, list of firms

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

Ac­tivist Boni­face Mwangi has con­tin­ued his of­fen­sive against Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto and is now de­mand­ing for the DP’s tax re­turns.

Ruto has sued Mwangi for defama­tion over a tweet pub­lished on Septem­ber 30 that links him to slain busi­ness­man Ja­cob Juma’s death. Mwangi has de­nied de­fam­ing the DP.

In a let­ter to the Kenya Rev­enue Author­ity, Mwangi, through his lawyer Gi­tobu Iman­yara, wants Ruto’s wealth dec­la­ra­tions re­turns for the pe­riod he has been DP.

“We re­quire you to pro­vide us with in­for­ma­tion as soon as pos­si­ble but no later than Thurs­day Novem­ber 1st 2016 to en­able to fully exer- cise his con­sti­tu­tional right to a fair hear­ing,” Gi­tobu wrote.

Mwangi is also de­mand­ing a list of Ruto’s com­pa­nies and peo­ples listed as co-direc­tors and the div­i­dends paid to the Deputy Pres­i­dent in each firm.

It is not clear why Mwangi is seek­ing the in­for­ma­tion.

How­ever, there have been ques­tions about Ruto’s source of wealth, par­tic­u­larly the mil­lions he con­trib­utes in funds drives.

But the self-de­scribed hus­tler has al­ways in­sisted that he is phil­an­thropic.

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