KRA Announces Business Reorganisation, Appoints Intelligence Chiefs and Internal Auditor

KRA Announces Business Reorganisation, Appoints Intelligence Chiefs and Internal Auditor

Dr Terra Saidimu Leseeto, Dr David Wachira Kinuu, and Mr Phares Kamau Chege

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has reorganized its business by appointing two new commissioners and a deputy commissioner.

Dr. Terra Saidimu Leseeto and Dr. David Wachira Kinuu will serve as the Commissioner of Intelligence & Strategic Operations and Commissioner Corporate Support Services, respectively.

Saidimu assumed the role in an acting capacity in June following the appointment of James Gathii Mburu who held the position as the Commissioner General of KRA.

Mr. Phares Kamau Chege has also been appointed as the Deputy Commissioner, Internal Audit. 

“The three gentlemen bring to KRA a wealth of experience and unrivalled academic credentials which will propel this Authority to the next level as a trailblazer in public service delivery and as an institution firmly focused on delivering on its mandate and mission,” KRA Commissioner General Githii Mburu said.

“At KRA, we are focused on building trust through facilitation so as to foster compliance with the existing tax and customs legislation and we have moved to align our Human Capital with the ideals actively.”


Dr. Saidimu holds a PhD and MSc degrees in Risk Management from the University of Southampton and an MBA degree from the University of Nairobi.

Dr. Wachira holds a PhD and Masters degrees in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi, a Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment & Audit from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology and Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi.

Mr. Kamau holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, Accounting Option and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics both from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K), Operational Risk Practitioner (CORP), Internal Audit Quality Assessor and Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is also certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CORP).