The people who were running Uhuru’s government are quickly falling from glory as the Kenya Kwanza government led by Dr. William Ruto stamps its authority.
Githii Mburu is the latest casualty as he resigns from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to be replaced by Risper Simiyu.
Businessman Anthony Mwaura faced several court cases over tax evasion allegations during Uhuru’s administration. William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza team called the situation “political persecution.” Once William Ruto became president, Mwaura was appointed as the new chairperson of KRA Board.
Certainly, Mburu was not going to survive under the chairpersonship of the same man who hunted him in the former regime.
On Thursday, Mburu did the honourable thing to submit his resignation to the businessman he was chasing a few years ago.
“The board has today received the resignation letter of Commissioner General Githii Mburu who resigned to pursue personal interests,” a statement released by KRA board read.
Risper Simiyu, the person who will take over from Mburu, was formerly KRA’s Commissioner for Domestic Taxes. She becomes the first woman to take the top KRA position.
Another woman, Pamela Ahago, will replace Risper Simiyu as the new Commissioner for Domestic Taxes.
KRA also made several other changes to its commissioners. Lilian Nyawanda (Customs and Border Control), Terra Saidimu (Intelligence and Strategic Operations) and David Kinuu (Corporate Support Services), were all dropped.
The new commissioners who replaced those dropped are: David Yego, David Mwangi, and Nancy Ng’etich.