, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 – John Njiraini has been re-appointed the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General for a second term of three years, effective Wednesday March 4, 2015.
“I am pleased to inform you that upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors, the Cabinet Secretary to The National Treasury has approved the re-appointment of Mr John Karimi Njiraini as the Commissioner General of KRA for a period of three years,” KRA board chairman Major (Rtd) Marsden Madoka said on Tuesday.
Madoka says Njiraini’s re-appointment was due to his good performance at the authority during his first term of three years, which ends on March 3, 2015.
“Njiraini’s first term as Commissioner General was marked by key achievements including an increase in revenue collection from Sh707.3billion in 2011/2012 financial year to Sh963.8billion in 2013/2014 financial year,” Madoka added.
KRA is now targeting a revenue projection of Sh1.08 trillion in the 2014/2015 financial year.
Njiraini took over office on March 4, 2012, after the retirement of the then Commissioner General Michael Waweru.
Before then, Njiraini was the Commissioner of Domestic Taxes in charge of the Large Taxpayers office.
At the time, Njiraini was picked from a shortlist of seven candidates after scoring scored 86.7.
“In the past three years, KRA has up-scaled interventions to enhance tax compliance through technology investments, legal and through improvements in addition to implementing organisational changes meant to achieve better staff performance,” Madoka said.