The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has publicized the recruitment of eight deputy commissioners as part of its vigorous efforts to enhance revenue generation and close tax loopholes.
In an official statement released on Tuesday August 22, the authority has initiated the search for qualified candidates to fill positions across diverse departments, including Customs & Border Control, Corporate Support Services, Domestic Taxes, and Supply Chain Management.
The appointed deputy commissioners will assume responsibilities in key areas such as Trade Facilitation, Risk Management, Revenue & Regional Coordination, Information Communication & Technology, Human Resources, East & South of Nairobi Operations, Tax Service Office, Regional Coordination for the Southern Region, and Supply Chain Management.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their applications before September 10, 2023. Detailed application instructions are available on the official KRA website.
KRA has been actively recruiting over the past year to bolster its capacity in revenue collection and counter tax evasion.
The outlined duties for each role align with the authority’s ambitious objective to amplify tax proceeds.
These measures underscore KRA’s ongoing adaptations to align with the current administration’s priorities.
In February, several senior managers exited their roles, leaving only three commissioners in place.
In the fiscal year 2022/2023, KRA not only exceeded its Ksh2 trillion target but also achieved a growth rate of 6.7 percent compared to the previous fiscal year.
Over the last five years, KRA has progressively elevated its revenue collection, surging from Ksh1.58 trillion in FY2018/2019 to Ksh2.166 trillion in FY2022/23, marking a remarkable 37 percent growth (Ksh586.259 billion).
President William Ruto previously expressed confidence in KRA’s ability to collect Ksh3 trillion by enforcing more effective policies that ensure equitable tax contributions from all citizens.
This aligns with the government’s strategic goal of minimizing borrowing and augmenting domestic revenue streams.