On January 12, 2024, Stephen Kipkiyeny Tarus, the former Kenyan Minister for Internal Security, was arrested for corruption, specifically gold smuggling, fraud, and forgery of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) documents.

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Tarus smuggled 13kg of gold with forged documents, including a receipt claiming a $30,000 payment in Kampala for gold transportation, despite the consignment being under the URA’s supervision for four years.

The URA has apprehended Tarus, who now faces court charges of gold smuggling, fraud, and document forgery.