James Githii Mburu has been appointed as the new commissioner general of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) effective June 1, 2019.
Mburu, one of the five candidates who had been shortlisted for the top job, takes over from John Njiraini who has been at the helm since 2012.
The new KRA commissioner general will serve for a period of three years as per a gazette notice published on June 6, 2019.
He beat Duncan Otieno Onduru, Julius Waita Mwatu, Richard Boro Ndung’u and Andrew Kazora Okello in the race to replace Njiraini whose tenure was set to end before June 2019.
The authority had earlier indicated a total of 28 men and two women had applied for the job by the deadline, after which the applications were scrutinised and five of them shortlisted.
The front runners then faced a recruitment panel constituted by audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which was contracted to find the next KRA boss.
Members of the public were invited to submit before May 31, 2019, any information they had on any of the top five candidates to help assess their suitability for the crucial assignment.
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