Darshan Shah, Wilkister Simiyu, Fancy Too, Michael Kamau Kamiru, and Samir Ibrahim will serve on the board for three years, with their appointments effective January 13, 2023.
Ndung’u stated in a gazette notice dated January 12 that the appointments were made by the powers conferred by sections 6 (2) (e) of the Kenya Revenue Authority Act, as read in conjunction with section 51 (1) of the Interpretation and General Provisions Act.
KRA is responsible for collecting revenue on behalf of the government of Kenya and plays a critical role in the country’s economic development.
The new board members will ensure that the KRA continues to operate efficiently and effectively and that revenue collection targets are met.
The Treasury has set President William Ruto’s first budget at KES 3.64 trillion as Kenya’s fifth Head of State builds his economic legacy that promises to create jobs for millions of the poor, putting the board under a lot of pressure.
The 2022 Budget Review and Outlook Paper (BROP) contains a budget that is KES 3.64 trillion, which is higher than the KES 3.55 trillion provided in the earlier estimate.