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Four suspects linked to the on-going investigations at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) have moved to the high court seeking anticipatory bail.

The four want the courts to bar the police from arresting and detaining them in relation to their work at KRA.

The four who have been summoned by the DCI for questioning want the court to grant them bail pending the charge in court on condition that they present themselves to the police to answer any queries.

The application under a certificate of urgency Joseph Kuyo Legei, Geoffrey Kipsang Ngeno, Felix Ndambuki Kimeu and Caleb Angwenyi Aula argue that there is the likelihood that they will be detained without charge once they present themselves before the DCI on Wednesday.

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In seeking the anticipatory bail, the four hold that they could be arrested without notice and their rights as guaranteed under the constitution are at risk of being violated.

The application coming hours after the court detained for 14 days, 38 KRA employees to allow police to conclude investigations over tax evasion.

Elsewhere, 15 suspects arrested on Monday in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa estate with suspected fake gold stashed in 28 boxes have been detained for 7 days to allow police conclude investigations.

According to the prosecution, the investigation officer needs to establish the nationality of three suspects Abouma Famous, Salim Ali Abubakar and Albert Likole Lokunde.

The police will further retrieve and analyze data from the suspect’s mobile phone, laptops and computers.

The probe on fake gold was prompted by numerous complaints, including by prominent personalities from the United Arab Emirates, who have been duped by the suspects.

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