NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – Five candidates have been shortlisted for the position of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General to replace outgoing tax boss John Njiraini.
In the notice within the local dailies, Chairman of the board Julius Waita Mwatu, Richard Boro Ndung’u, Andrew Kazora Okello, James Githii Mburu and Duncan Otieno Onduru are the front-runners for the post.
According to the notice, 30 applications had been received, out of which 28 were from men.
The board now wants those with information that can help assess the suitability of the five candidates to write to it before Friday this week.
The new Commissioner General will take over at a time when the agency is facing the uphill task of collecting additional revenue having repeatedly missed its targets.
Last week the Authority appointed two senior executives as part of the ongoing organizational transformation programme.
The Board appointed Paul Muema Matuku and Dr. Fred Mugambi Mwirigi to serve as Commissioner of Legal Services & Board Coordination and Head of Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA), respectively.
Njiraini who was appointed to the position in March 2012 has served two 3-year terms; attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 on December 19, 2017 and his departure has been a source of speculation for many months.