NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 – The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Board has appointed two senior executives as part of the ongoing organizational transformation programme.
The Board appointed Paul Muema Matuku and Dr. Fred Mugambi Mwirigi to serve as Commissioner of Legal Services & Board Coordination and Head of Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA), respectively.
A statement to newsrooms said the appointment of the two executives is part of the Authority’s commitment to tap into competitively sourced and experienced human talent to advance KRA’s transformation agenda.
“The transformation agenda seeks to enable KRA staff to leverage on the greater opportunities presented by investments in technology. This will enhance revenue mobilisation and efficient customer service informed by better data utilisation anchored on intelligence,” said the statement.
Paul Matuku joined KRA in 1996 and has served in varied positions in the Legal Services & Board Coordination department rising to his previous position of Deputy Commissioner in charge of litigation services. As head of litigation, Matuku has spearheaded KRA’s defence in key legal suits and contributed towards substantially enhancing the department’s success rate in countering tax litigation.
He holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nairobi and Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a member of the Law Society of Kenya and also of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.
Dr. Fred Mwirigi has been the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Academic and Students Affairs at KESRA since April 2016. He holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship, a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Diploma in Small Enterprise Management from Galilee International Management College, Israel.