Kenya Revenue Authority is set to rebrand by having its name changed from Authority to Service.
The KRA board chairman Francis Muthaura on Friday, December 17, told Business Daily that the word Authority is associated with a command which is not in line with the KRA role.
The firm's move is to enhance service delivery to Kenyan taxpayers by offering unparalleled services.
"The term “Authority” sometimes has a connotation of a command. It is like we are in a command position. Commanding is not the real role of KRA. We are the servants of the people who are the taxpayers.
"We are giving them services. We are working with the people and it is for this reason that we strongly believe that our role is of service delivery to the people," the former Head of Civil Service and Secretary to the Cabinet stated.
He added, "We have geared up towards expansion of the tax base as a tool for establishing a stable equilibrium in the taxation equation. In other words, we are looking at a tax regime that is conducive for business and economic transformation while at the same time enabling us to raise adequate revenue to finance our country’s development agenda."
Muthaura also weighed in on over-taxing claims stating that the bulging national debt forced them to create new tax avenues adding that the country's tax system is at par with IMF regulations.