Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Githii Mburu, commissioner-general of the Kenya Revenue Authority


KRA Commissioner General Githii Mburu elected as member of ATAF executive arm

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7 – The KRA Commissioner General, Githii Mburu, has been nominated as a Member of the Governing Council of the Africa Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). He was voted during the ATAF General Assembly meeting held on 4th November 2020.

Mburu, who represents Kenya at the ATAF,  was elected by 13 member states to account for the highest number of votes cast during the electoral session.

According to the Authority, his election reiterates KRA’s global reputation and endorsement in tax administration matters.

The Governing Council is the organ responsible for guiding ATAF in achieving its vision, mission, and objectives for African tax administrations. This means that the Commissioner-General will now be part of the executive arm that
guides formulation and implementation of key tax programmes on behalf of ATAF members.

KRA joined ATAF in October 2009 and currently holds membership in all the Governing Committees namely VAT Technical Committee (Chairing), Exchange of Information Technical Committee, Cross Border Taxation (CBT)
Technical Committee, and Informal Sector Taxation Technical Committee.

KRA also has deeper cooperation with ATAF through the provision of specialized capacity building programmes in taxation at the Authority’s Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA). Through ATAF KRA is also able to second its technical staff to support other African tax agencies on a variety of technical matters. ATAF hosts special international events and support KRA with tax research and publications.

Other Countries elected to the council include; Togo (Chair), South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia. The Governing Council membership mandate will run for 2 years. Previous council members included Nigeria, Mauritius, Swaziland, Uganda, South Africa and Angola.

ATAF is an international organization that provides a platform for African tax administrations to work together.

Click to comment

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...