Commissioner – Investigations and Enforcement

at Kenya Revenue Authority
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted January 27, 2021
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisions to be implemented by KRA Management. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the President of the Republic of Kenya . The Chief Executive of the Authority is the Commissioner General who is appointed by the Minister for Finance. PURPOSE OF KRA Assessment , Collection, Administration and Enforcement of laws relating to revenue.

Reporting to the Commissioner General, the Commissioner – Investigation and Enforcement will be responsible for enhancing revenue collection through timely tax intelligence, investigations and enforcements services that foster confidence in both the tax system and compliance with the law.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership in driving the overall performance, transformation and change agenda in the Investigations and Enforcement Department;
  • Develop and implement strategies and frameworks for revenue assurance and effective tax compliance;
  • Formulate policies and procedures to optimize revenue collection and operational efficiency of the department;
  • Establish systems to identify, investigate, prosecute and deter willful non-compliance, tax fraud and crimes in line with tax legislations;
  • Investigate and identify non-compliant sectors or taxpayers and conduct taxpayer assessments and education; and develop appropriate mitigation strategies for non-compliance;
  • Establish and maintain effective strategic and cross border business partnerships and networks; and
  • Formulate, implement and monitor the department’s budgets, and enhance controls to deter leakages.

Person Specifications

  • Be a holder of a university Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Law or related field from a recognized institution;
  • A Master’s Degree in the relevant fields, and professional qualification and membership to a professional body shall be an added advantage;
  • Have at least fifteen (15) years’ work experience in fraud investigation, revenue assurance, commercial risk, tax administration or fiscal management with not less than ten (10) years in a senior leadership role, within corporate management operations in a large public or private organization;
  • Have a high understanding of the dynamics of illicit trade and impact on both revenue and trade;
  • Must have demonstrable knowledge of the National Security management strategies and requirements; and
  • Have strong leadership, team building and communication skills, with ability to persuade and influence stakeholders
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