Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner-General James Githii Mburu has exited the agency after more than three years at the helm amid a major shake-up that gave President William Ruto’s cronies key positions.
KRA Board chairman Antony Mwaura said Mburu had resigned to pursue personal interests.
KRA has now appointed Rispah Simiyu, the current Commissioner of Domestic Taxes, as acting Commissioner-General.
“The Board has today received the resignation letter of Commissioner-General FCPA Githii Mburu who resigned to pursue personal interests. Following the resignation, the Board has appointed FCCA Rispah Simiyu, advocate, to be the acting Commissioner-General KRA with effect from February 23, 2023 until the position is substantively and competitively filled,” said KRA.
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“The Board appreciates Mr Mburu for the service he rendered to KRA and the Republic of Kenya and wishes him very well in his future endeavors.”
Simiyu, a seasoned tax professional with over 19 years of experience joined KRA in 2018. Before joining KRA in 2018, she served as Regional Tax Manager East Africa at Standard Chartered Bank Kenya.