Humphrey Kariuki quizzed on undeclared Cypriot citizenship

Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki, who owns Thika-based alcoholic drinks manufacture, African Spirits Limited. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The questioning of Mr Kariuki came a day after the Cyprus Cabinet announced it would tighten its citizenship for the investment scheme.
  • KRA has sealed the premises of African Spirits Ltd, which manufactures Blue Moon vodka, over what the company says is an alleged tax dispute.

Detectives questioning billionaire Humphrey Kariuki over tax evasion were taken by surprise last evening after it emerged that he is a citizen of Cyprus. The realisation further complicates their attempts to unravel the shareholding structure of his various firms.

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