Kenyan picked to head global tax administration initiative

James Karanja, newly appointed Head of Mission
James Karanja, newly appointed Head of Mission of Tax Inspectors Without Borders. PHOTO | COURTESY 

Kenya has welcomed the appointment of a career tax administrator to head the recently established Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) global secretariat.

In a statement, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General John Njiraini described the move to pick Mr James Karanja by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as an affirmative vote for major strides made by Kenya in enhancing tax collection.

“The appointment is expected to cement KRA’s co-operation with OECD which goes back as far as 2008 when Kenya commenced a very productive and still active capacity building engagement on transfer pricing. This platform continues to provide KRA with valuable insights into global tax policy developments as formulated by OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration,” Mr Njiraini said.

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