Kenya’s President William Ruto’s Kalenjin community formed the majority of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) recruitment in June 2023.
The taxman in June recruited 1,406 Revenue Service Assistance to hold in enforcement and intelligence in tax evasion and leakages.
According to the National Assembly’s Committee on National Cohesion and Equal Opportunity, the Kalenjins formed 403 of the 1,406 RSAs.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s Kikuyu community became second with 385 recruits while Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula community were ranked second with 134 recruits.
The report said that the RSAs were reported from June 17, 2023, and the human resource onboarding process concluded on June 23, 2023.
“The RSAs will undergo two-month training on VAT, excise, and paramilitary,” the report read in part.
In February 2023, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said they will prioritize those who backed their presidential bid when it comes to sharing opportunities in government.
“This government is a shares company. It has the owners who have majority shares, those with minority shares, and those that don’t have any shares,” Gachagua said.
“You invested in this company owned by William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua you must harvest. You invested and your time to harvest is now… Even they (the opposition) will harvest, but they have to wait for you to finish harvesting.”
Gachagua said President William Ruto would choose public servants from those who acknowledged the Bottom Up Agenda.
“But for those who are supposed to help in the running of government, the President will choose people who understand and have faith in the Bottom Up economic transformation agenda,
“This is because you must get leaders who understand your agenda so that there can be progress,” he added.