Declared wanted Woman Evades police from Ruto’s Weston Hotel!

Mary Wambui Mungai, the woman in the centre of sh2.2 billion tax evasion Case, on Wednesday night escaped the police dragnet at Weston Hotel where she has been residing.

According to a statement released by Kenya revenue authority ( KRA), Wambui alongside her daughter Purity Njoki Muingai, who are both directors of Purma holdings limited, escaped from their hotel rooms few minutes before the police arrived to arrest them

“Upon searching the hotel premises, KRA officers and the police found personal belongings of the two including cash, bank cards and car keys; a clear indication that the two were residing at the hotel,” KRA said in the statement.

After the two women’s daring escape, a blame game has ensued between KRA officers and police from the Rapid Deployment Unit over who might have tipped off the two women.

Wambui, the billionare jubilee party campaign financier is wanted over ksh2.2 billion taxes from big-ticket state tenders in agencies like Kenya medical supplies authority (KEMSA) and Military.

A warrant of arrest of the two women was issued on December 8, 2021, after the directors failed to appear in Anti-Corruption Court before Chief Magistrate Felix Mutinda Kombo to answer eight counts of knowingly and unlawfully comitting taxes due in the income tax returns submitted to the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes for the period between 2014-2016. 

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