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Hunt for Coventry fraud suspect Rakesh Sharma focuses on Kenya

Rakesh Sharma is accused of nine counts of tax evasion totalling 12.8m euros (£10.4m) between November 2010 and May 2011. Image copyright German Federal Criminal Office
Image caption Rakesh Sharma is accused of nine counts of tax evasion totalling 12.8m euros (£10.4m) between November 2010 and May 2011.

An international manhunt for a Coventry man suspected of a multimillion-pound tax fraud has been narrowed to Kenya.

Rakesh Sharma, a boss with German firms Tie Seal Vertriebs and NHI, is accused of nine counts of tax evasion totalling 12.8m euros (£10.4m) between November 2010 and May 2011.

German police originally thought he could be in the UK or Dubai.

A spokesman said there were now "several indications" the 42-year-old was in Kenya.

He added: "For determining tactical reasons we can give you no further details."

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