KRA APPOINTS NEW COMMISSIONERS

PRESS RELEASE 09/04/2019

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Board has appointed Mr. Kevin Lewis Safari as the Commissioner for Customs and Border Control, and Mrs. Elizabeth Odundo Meyo as the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes Department.

Mr. Safari replaces Mr. Julius Musyoki, who retired from service in October 2018. His appointment took effect from 18th February 2019.

Mrs. Meyo has been serving as the Head of Sameer Park, Tax Service Office. She takes over from Mr. Benson Korongo whose term came to an end in June 2018. Her appointment takes effect immediately.

Mr. Safari joined KRA 23 years ago and has served in various positions in Internal Audit, Customs, and Domestic Taxes Departments. He pioneered the establishment of the Customs Enforcement function, as well as The Medium Taxpayers Office and The Accounts Management Division, under the Domestic Taxes Department. He has also held key positions at the Office of the Commissioner General and in the management of KRA Regional Operations in various parts of the country. His most recent postings were Regional Coordinator Western and North Rift regions respectively.

Mrs. Meyo holds a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelors in Law Degree from the same university. She also has a Master of Science in Finance from The University of Leicester and a CPA III awarded by the Kenya Accountants & Secretaries National Exam Board. She further has a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) University.

Mrs. Meyo joined KRA, years ago and has served in various positions in Domestic Taxes Department and the previous departments of VAT and Income Tax. She has also been actively involved in championing Domestic Taxes Department reforms, in various positions and as Project Leader for the iTax implementation programme. Mrs. Meyo has been in charge of regional operations in Domestic Taxes Department (Heading Nairobi Region and Regional Operations at Domestic Taxes Department) and most recently, she has served as Head of Sameer Park Tax Service Office, following the split of Nairobi Region operations undertaken in 2018.

These two Commissioners will steer KRA’s growth by increasing the taxpayer base in a strategic direction. They will support KRA’s transformation journey that aims to create efficiency by reengineering business processes and integrating technology into its operations.

 

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