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Fugitive Wambui released on Sh25m cash bail

Fugitive business thug Mary Wambui Mungai presented herself in court.

Wambui who beat a police dragnet after escaping from Deputy President William Ruto’s Weston Hotel on Wednesday evening was together with her daughter, Purity Njoki released on a cash bail of Sh25 million each or a bond of Sh50 million and two sureties of Sh25 million.

She is accused of failing to remit Sh2.2 billion to the Kenya Revenue Authority.

Wambui who is at the centre of a Sh2.2 billion tax evasion case on Wednesday night escaped a police dragnet at Weston Hotel, where she has been residing".

She was tipped off and escaped.

KRA found her personal effects like her handbag.

The court also ordered the two directors of Purma Holdings Limited to surrender their travel documents and cooperate with investigators.

The two are facing eight counts of knowingly and unlawfully omitting taxes due in the income tax returns submitted to the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes for the period between 2014 and 2016. 

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