Proof that Uhuru trusts one tribe to manage Kenyan’s money

The Kenya Revenue Authority has a new boss to head the graft battled organization. James Mburu Githii has been appointed KRA Commissioner General for a term of three years, effective 1st July 2019. He takes over from John Njiraini.

KRA has had six Commissioner Generals. Nahashon Nyagah, John Msafari, John Munge, Michael Waweru, John Njiraini and now James Mburu. Due to this it has been pointed that the Kenyatta/Kibaki governments appointed people from their own tribes.

Treasury Cabinet secretary Henry Rotich has announced Mburu’s appointment as the next Kenya Revenue Authority commissioner General through a gazette notice on Thursday.

John Njiraini has been at the helm of the revenue body since March 2012 when he replaced Michael Waweru.

Njiraini had attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 on December 19, 2017, leading to backroom wars regarding his replacement.

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Former KRA Commissioner General John Njiraini

Mr Njiraini’s exit and sourcing of his replacement had fuelled a boardroom war at the revenue authority that had a dramatic end after it pulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s hand who then sent the entire board packing.

The KRA top post was advertised on April 24 as the current office holder John Njiraini is expected to exit this month. However many were able to predict that Mburu would take over.


Activist Okiya Omtatah, director at Justice and Development (KEJUDE) Trust, had moved to court to stop Mburu’s appointment.

According to the agency, Mr Mburu was unsuitable for appointment as Commissioner General on claims that they have evidence that he condoned illegalities by junior staff to steal from taxpayers billions of shillings.

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Okiya Omtatah

Mburu is currently the KRA Intelligence and Strategic Operations Commissioner.


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