Mathew Kanyamunyu, who allegedly shot Mr Akena for knocking his vehicle.

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has closed a business entity belonging to jailed Mathew Kanyamunyu and his partner, journalist Andrew Mwenda, over failure to pay taxes.

It is said that in November 2016, URA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kanyamunyu, one of the directors of Quantum Logistics, to clear a debt of Shs25m which had accumulated over a period of two years.

However, it is said Kanyamunyu paid only Shs12m, and the balance has since accumulated to Shs13 million. The company’s offices in Bugolobi were sealed off today, leaving journalist Mwenda furious.

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Quantum Logistics Director, Andrew Mujuni Mwenda.

Mwenda, one of the shareholders in the company and had no kind words for URA, saying the tax body owes their company a tax refund of Shs 300m.

“However, your company owes URA shs13m in VAT. URA comes and closes your business for non-payment of taxes. They say that is the law. Well, it may be the law. But what do you think of such a system of tax administration? Let me hear your views!” Mwenda commented on the closure.

Mwenda’s business partner Mathew Kanyamunyu is currently remanded in Luzira prison over the killing a child social worker Kenneth Akena, who was shot last year for allegedly glitching Kanyamunyu’s car.



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