When it comes to handling corruption, the likes of Tanzania and Rwanda do take it to a whole other level!
While corrupt ‘pigs’ here in Kenya steal with impunity and dine at the finest restaurants in Nairobi, the Tanzanian government is severely punishing fraudsters.
In fact, an Anti-Corruption and Economic Crime Division court in Tanzania on Wednesday sentenced two men to 315 years in jail each after they were found guilty of 105 forgery cases and tax evasion of TSh12.7 billion (Ksh519 million).
The two men committed the offenses while working for Azam ICD inland port.
The court further ordered that the convicts pay a fine of Tsh6.35 billion (Ksh275 million) after serving their sentences.
That amount, the court says, is half the monetary losses they caused to Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA).
The ruling was issued by Judge Winfrida Korosso.
The convicts are Raymond Louis, who was the security operations manager at Azam ICD and Yusufu Louis, a staff member at the inland port company.
The two men also faced charges of money laundering.
According to reports, the judge relied on 34 witnesses, who corroborated each other’s testimonies.
Which begs the question: why can’t the same law come to Kenya?
Just imagine it: if the government was to take corruption this seriously.
Heck, even your local MCA would be rotting in prison!
But there is no way political bigwigs will let this law pass.
All we can do is salute Tanzania as the likes of the Hustler Nation and Tangatanga teams loot our country dry.!