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Divorce Affair

How Divorce Exposed Nairobi Billionaire's Offshore Cash

The expose on Pandora paper leak is one of the biggest stories in Kenya and globally since it broke out.

Former Kenya power and lighting company boss Samuel Gichuru,divorce case has opened a pandora's box of its own as billions of shillings in his offshore accounts has prompted to an arrest warrant that haunts him to date.

The files that were exposed leaked the extent to which the wealthy hide their assets in foreign countries that offer low taxes and also privacy. 

It is not the first time that the offshore accounts held by the head of state have brought bad publicity.James Gichuru sought divorce from his former wife, Salome Njeri over lack of emotional support in 2000.

During the proceedings at the court,Gichuru's wife claimed that she had been shortchanged as some of her husband's assets were hidden offshore.Njeri had requested for an equal share of the marital property they had gained in the course of their marriage.It was revealed that Gichuru was worth more than he had declared in divorce papers.

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