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KRA is Looking for a New CEO – Details & How to Apply

Commissioner of Domestic Taxes Rispah Simiyu took over from Mburu in an acting capacity

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The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has begun the search for a new Commissioner General, who also serves as the tax authority’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The role has been advertised following the exit of Githii Mburu who resigned in February, after three years and seven months in charge.

Commissioner of Domestic Taxes Rispah Simiyu took over from Mburu in an acting capacity, with the Anthony Mwaura-led board stating that she would serve “until the position is substantively and competitively filled.”

The taxman is now inviting applications from interested and qualified candidates looking to land the top job. The position is on a five year contract, renewable once based on performance. The commissioner general is the KRA’s accounting officer and also sits on the board.

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Breaking down the job profile, KRA noted: “The Commissioner General as the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the authority, the management of its funds and property, and providing leadership to the authority’s staff. He/she will ensure that the authority operates in line with its vision “to become a globally trusted revenue agency, facilitating tax and customs compliance.””

Qualifications required for interested applicants are;

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen
  2. First degree from a reputable accredited university and relevant business professional qualifications
  3. Masters’ degree in Finance, Business, Economics or Law
  4. At least 15 years working experience of which 10 must be at senior leadership level in large public or private entities
  5. Demonstrate compliance with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and The Leadership and Integrity Act
  6. Knowledge of fiscal and tax policy and administration shall confer an added advantage

Application Requirements:

  1. Application letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three referees
  4. Certified copies of certificates and National Identity Card
  5. Current and valid tax compliance certificate from the KRA
  6. Current and valid clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board
  7. Current and valid clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  8. Current and valid certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  9. Current clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau

Applicants will be required to submit original copies of their documents during the interviews.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to address their applications to:

The Chairman

Kenya Revenue Authority, Times Tower Building

30th Floor

P.O Box 48240-00100 Nairobi

Interested candidates should drop their applications in the tender box located at the Chairman’s Office, Times Tower Building, 30th Floor, and also, send their applications by email to the address Chairman(at)kra(dot)go(dot)ke. All applications must be received by 25th April, 2023.

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