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KRA Commissioner General Githii Mburu resigns

The KRA board has made seven other changes in the authority's administrative structure

Outgoing KRA Commissioner General  James Githii Mburu

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General Githii Mburu has resigned.

In a statement released by the Kenya Revenue Authority, Mburu is exiting to pursue personal interests.

“The board has today received the resignation letter of the commissioner General Githii Mburu who resigned to pursue personal interests,” KRA said in a statement.

The board has since appointed Rispah Simiyu in acting capacity with effect from February 23 until the position is competitively filled.

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The board expressed its gratitude to the outgoing KRA boss and wished him the best in his future interests.

KRA has effected seven other changes in its administrative structure in a bid to enhance the revenue mobilization agenda.

Below are the new changes effected in KRA:

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  1. Pamela Ahago appointed the Acting Commissioner Domestic Taxes. 
  2. David Mwangi, the Acting Commissioner Customs and Border Control. 
  3. David Yego, the Commissioner in charge of Intelligence, Strategic Operations, Investigation and Enforcement,
  4. Nancy Ng'etich, the Acting Commissioner Corporate Support Services.
  5. Dr. Mohammed Omar retained as the Commissioner Strategy Innovation and Risk Management. 
  6. Dr. Fred Mugambi Mwirigi retained the Commissioner Kenya School Revenue Administration position. 
  7. Paul Matuku retained the Commissioner Legal Services and Board Mi Coordination Board Chairman.

Before his appointment as the KRA boss in 2019, Mburu served at the audit and intelligence units.

The new acting commissioner general Rispah Simiyu on the other has previously served as Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited’s Regional Tax Manager for East Africa.

Rispah holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi, majoring in International Trade and Investment, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Dar es Salaam.

President William Ruto has emphasized the need for the country to be dependent on its revenue collections and slowly move away from debt.

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