The Kenya Revenue Authority has re-advertised for the post of Commissioner General. The post fell vacant following the shock exit of James Githii Mburu on 23rd February amid a major-shake up that also affected other heads of department.
Mr Mburu had served at the helm of KRA for more than three years. His tenure was marked by intense pursuit of alleged tax cheats, including big corporate names such as liquor manufacturers Humphrey Kariuki and Tabitha
On 12th April, KRA advertised for Mr Mburu’s successor implying either the agency has not received suitable candidates or potential Kenyans are disinterested in taking up the role.
KRA is set to collect Kes 2.5 trillion up from 1.76 trillion in the fiscal year starting July to finance President William Ruto’s first budget that is receiving criticism for piling more pressure on Kenyans struggling with high cost of living.