KRA to collect revenue on behalf of Laikipia County

By Nicholas Nduati

Kenya Revenue Authority has taken over revenue collections in Laikipia County warning to make it expensive and uncomfortable for those who fail to comply with tax obligations.

Head of Domestic Taxes Benson Korongo says the Kenya Revenue Authority is seeking to facilitate, trust and work closely with Laikipia County residents to make tax compliance easy.

This is a trend that seen various counties led by Kiambu, Machakos and Makueni adopt in order to improve revenue collection.

KRA’s Head of Domestic Taxes Benson Korongo says the taxman has completed the restructuring and re-engineered the process of delivering the mandate of revenue mobilization in the country making it easy and less expensive to comply.

Korongo says KRA will employ the same efforts and make it a costly affair for those seeking not to comply.

According to Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu, the partnership with KRA will see revenue collection services brought closer to residents and in the process promote investment in the region.

Irungu says his administration will avail a piece of land in Rumuruti Township for KRA to build its offices.


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