NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The Kenya Revenue Authority has appointed Pamela Ahago as the acting Commissioner for Customs and Border control, to replace Kevin Safari who has been on a three-month compulsory leave following accusations of fraud.
According to KRA Commissioner General Githii Mburu, the incoming commissioner has until her appointment, served in different capacities at the Authority since joining in 1996, including as Deputy Commissioner, Policy and International Affairs.
As a trained negotiator, Ahago has negotiated for key trade agreements such as the Trade Facilitation Agreement and the Economic Partnership Agreement.
Ahago takes over from Safari who was arrested and arraigned in a Nairobi Court last month alongside former Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director Daniel Manduku over graft charges related to the Inland Container Depot Scandal.
“Ahago has worked with the World Customs Organization as head of regional intelligence liason office for Eastern and Southern Africa. As an expert of origin, she has participated in the formulation of both the East Africa Community and the Common Market for East Africa and Sothern Region,” Mburu said.