Out of the five candidates who expressed their desire to head KRA, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich has announced the appointment of James Githii Mburu as the next Kenya Revenue Authority Commissioner General.The other four were Julius Waita Mwatu, Richard Buru Ndung’u, Andrew Kazora Okello and Duncan Otieno Onduru. James Mburu is a relative to the outgoing boss John Njiriani.
Last year, the KRA Board had extended Njiraini’s tenure by one year following a Presidential directive.A gazette notice released on Thursday indicated that Mburu will serve for a period of three years effective July 1, 2019.
The notice is dated June 4, 2019 shows Mburu will be replacing John Njiraini who has been at the helm of the revenue body since March 2012 when he replaced Michael Waweru.He is currently the KRA Intelligence and Strategic Operations Commissioner.
The KRA top post was advertised on April 24 as the current office holder John Njiraini is expected to exit this month. Before his appointment, Githii served as Commissioner for Intelligence and Strategic Operations who led investigations that saw several KRA officials arrested for aiding tax evasion.He was among the 30 applicants who had applied to KRA board for the position.