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Nairobi Court Has Summoned Former Nokia CEO For Illegally Collecting Tax Information Of A Kenyan Tech Company

Former Nokia CEO has been summoned to a Nairobi court for illegally collection tax information of a Kenyan tech company.

Our Kenyan justice system is not completely broken, we may appear to be incompetent in many areas however every once in a while our system works. CEO of Nokia Rajee Suri and Aapo Saariviti and their lawyers were summoned by the Milimani Senior resident magistrate David Ndugi to appear in a virtual court and plead to a number of charges related to Technoservice’s tax records.

The Kenyan tech company has accused Nokia of obtaining tax records from the Kenya revenue authority and used it illegally in a pending case. However the case was not made public and was withdrawn according to court documents.

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When will they appear in court?

Rajee and his team are to attend the virtual court on March 16th at 2pm.

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Court records show:

“Tax records are confidential, yet it would appear that the applicant’s tax filings were disclosed to the respondents or their representatives who were able to use the records in the ICC arbitration,”

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If you’re wondering why the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) did anything about these allegations? it was confirmed that none of the two took any actions against Nokia or its agents. The tax information was obtained by Nokia from KRA between September 2018 and March 2019.

Why did the collect this information?

Nokia’s motive was to halt all the arbitration proceedings with the tax information. Technoservice Director filed a complaint with DCI and the DPP but nothing was done about it.

Nokia’s argument and defense has been the fact that they are foreigners and wish to be treated diplomatically, in other words they hope to be treated fairly because our laws could be too harsh perhaps.

Vanessa Waithera
Vanessa Waitherahttps://techmoran.com
Vanessa Waithera is a young writer from Daystar University. She has been a writer for 7 years and enjoys it as a hobby and passion. During her free time she enjoys nature walks, discoveries ,reading and takes pleasure in new challenges and experiences. Contact: [email protected]

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