Mr. Humphrey Kariuki the sly and shrewd businessman is a wanted man in Kenya by one Kinoti to answer charges of tax evasion amounting to Ksh.3 billion.
This may turn out just like the way Eliot Ness hunted for Alcapone to answer same charges for tax evasion in 1931 amounting to USD 215,000,000.
In a raid carried out at Mr Kariuki’s liquor factory, Inspector general Joseph Boinnet challenged the businessman to return home to prove his innocence.
“If he is sure he is clean, why did he disappear”? Boinnet quipped while the DCI commented on illicit liquor that could have been harmful for human consumption and may have killed many kenyans.
Evasion of taxes is a Government secret weapon used by many countries to bring down any business that tries to evade the same and if Alcapone case is anything to go by, then they can make Humphrey business empire to crumble down.
The big question is …Are we dealing with an individual as uncompromising as Eliot Ness or just the usual Kenyan style of cases that end up downplayed due to rampant high handedness and political impunity?
Can Humphrey boast just the way Alcapone boasted thinking that illegal money but this time killer liquor cannot be taxed?
Will he bribe to secure his freedom once arrested?
OR Will history repeat itself and the untouchables to finally end up in jail just like wealthy Alcapone miserably ended?
Its just a matter of time BUT in the meantime we will beam the telescope to see how this case will come to a conclusion.
Kenyan parents in USA