Nairobi,KENYA: The Tatu city management has dismissed claims by the media reports that it has not been paying its taxes at Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
In a press conference in Nairobi, founder and CEO of Tatu City Stephen Jennings said the Kenya Revenue Authority has no tax claim against Tatu City and even report tabled before parliament is that the city is compliant.
“A couple of days ago, a letter purported to be from KRA was circulated to the media alleging that there was a tax claim against Tatu City. The letter was a forgery, and KRA has disowned it in total”, said Jennings
The CEO claims that for many years, Tatu city has been subjected to a campaign of disinformation and extortion which has been prolonged and threatening not only to Tatu City but also to all foreign direct investment in Kenya.
“I am very pleased to report today that Tatu City has won against its detractors. First, the petition that has been before Parliament containing outrageous allegations against Tatu City project is now dead”, He added.
Following the allegations leveled on the Tatu city by detractors and curtails, the CEO has complained about the matter to the director of criminal investigation DCI who in turn has launched investigations based on numerous complaints.
“In this regard, I am not asking for a favor from the DCI. I simply want the law applied to the extortionists and criminal cartels out to scuttle the Tatu City project”, He stated
“I want to make it clear that Tatu City will never succumb to fraudsters and extortionists. Tatu City will not feed the corruption monster. The Tatu City project shouldn’t be, and won’t be, hampered by corruption and impunity”, He added.
He further assured that they came to Kenya to build a city, a city that will contribute to Kenya’s development and not any other thing.
Tatu City is the second big project in Kenya after Standard Gauge Railways (SGR) in a 5,000-acre, mixed-use development with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport & entertainment complex and manufacturing area for more than 150,000 residents and tens of thousands of daily visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a range of houses are under construction to suit all incomes.
Tatu City represents a new way of living and thinking for all Kenyans, creating a unique live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.