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James Githii Mburu Biography: The career profile of KRA boss

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James Githii Mburu Biography: The cabinet secretary for the National Treasury has appointed James Githii Mburu as the new Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner-General. Mr. Mburu will now take over from Mr. John Njiraini. In a gazette notice dated June 6 2019, James Githii Mburu was appointed for a three-year term effective July 1, 2019. He beat four other favourites shortlisted for the job last month. The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) board last month picked five top candidates out of a total of 30 applicants for the job.

Until his appointment, Mr. Mburu was serving as the taxman’s commissioner for Intelligence and Strategic Operations.

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He has over 21 years of experience in the areas of Tax administration, Finance, Policy and Strategy development and implementation and in Training & Development. He has worked at the KRA for the last 12 years where he has Headed Tax Audit policy, Audit of large Tax payers, and Investigation functions. Currently as Commissioner of Intelligence and Strategic Operations, he is responsible for promoting ethical conduct at the Kenya Revenue Authority and in combating tax evasion through intelligence collection and management.

Prior to joining KRA, Mburu worked as technical standards officer at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, where he met his current boss and outgoing KRA Commissioner General, John Njiraini. He briefly worked at CFC bank before rejoining his former boss, who had at the time joined KRA in April 2006 as Commissioner of Domestic Taxes.

He is a certified public account. he first graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Kenyatta University in 1997. He then followed this up with a Masters degree, graduating in 2012 with a Master of Science, MS, Public Policy & Analysis from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. James Githii Mburu Biography.

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