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[Africa] Kenya BAT scandal: Raila tried to stop KRA from freezing Mastermind Tobacco accounts

Raila Odinga "intervened" to stop Kenya Revenue Authority from freezing Mastermind Tobacco Kenya's accounts over non payment of taxes amounting to billions. In the letter dated May 4, 2010, the office of the Prime Minister wrote to then KRA boss Michael
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 23, 2015 04:59
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[Africa, Kenya] Raila entangled in BAT’s grand bribery of senior KRA officials

According to Mr Hopkins, Mr Odinga’s office ordered the KRA to freeze multi-million shilling tax demands issued to Mastermind Tobacco – the maker of the Supermatch brand of cigarettes. Mr Odinga’s office wrote to the then KRA boss Michael Waweru asking h
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Dec 22, 2015 21:39
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[Africa, Kenya] British American Tobacco paid union to disrupt production at one of its chief rivals, whistleblower claims

The union plan was part of a strategy to drive Mastermind Tobacco, an African rival, out of business. The clandestine plot is revealed in internal BAT documents disclosed by whistleblower Paul Hopkins, who worked for the tobacco giant in Africa for 13 ye
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 21, 2015 12:17
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[Africa] 3 million Kenyans smoke cigarettes

Jane Ongang’o of the Kenya Medical Research Institute said only 40 per cent of Kenyan smokers have tried to quit. Some 17 per cent plan to quit in six months. Though concern for personal health was the most common reason for thinking about quitting, On
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 16, 2015 17:39
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Africa Economy: Kenya urged to increase taxation on tobacco products

"The implementation of Kenya's Act requires strengthening and improved enforcement to address weaknesses across key policy domains that include health warnings, tobacco taxation, and public education," Professor Geoffrey Fong, the project Principal Inves
Xinhua Newswire
added Dec 15, 2015 19:27
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[Africa, Kenya] Taxman invites EACC to investigate staff over BAT bribery scandal

THE TAXMAN HAS INVITED THE ANTI-CORRUPTION WATCHDOG TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS THAT ITS STAFF RECEIVED BRIBES FROM CIGARETTE MAKER BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (BAT) TO SPY ON ITS KENYAN RIVAL FIRM.
In2EastAfrica (rs)
added Dec 11, 2015 18:25
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT bribed KRA officials to spy on rival Mastermind

Top-ranking Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials received hefty bribes from cigarette maker British American Tobacco to spy on a rival firm, documents used in the BBC corruption exposé of the corporate scandal show.
East African Standard (ke)
added Dec 11, 2015 18:24
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT bribery scam forces out senior EABL executive

EABL was drawn into affair after it emerged that a corporate affairs executive it hired from BAT Kenya, Julie Adell-Owino, organised payment of bribes to senior Kenya officials. Ms Adell-Owino on Tuesday resigned from EABL, signalling that the brewer did
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Dec 10, 2015 15:49
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT caught up in yet another bribery scam at Uganda subsidiary

Solomon Muyita, an ex-employee of BAT Uganda, has claimed that the tobacco firm bribed a local environmental official to misreport the impact from a fire at one of its warehouses in Uganda. The bribery scams at BAT units in Kenya and Uganda were unearthe
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Dec 10, 2015 15:47
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[Africa, Kenya] Tobacco board lauds BAT bribery expose, cites control hurdles

The BBC's expose on claims of bribery at BAT has confirmed suspicions of unethical activities, the Tobacco Control Board chairman has said. Peter Odhiambo lauded the network's Panorama programme for investigating the allegations against British American
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:33
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