Treasury denies hiring firm to collect eCitizen revenue - News Summed Up

Treasury denies hiring firm to collect eCitizen revenue


By BRIAN WASUNAMore by this AuthorThe Treasury has disowned a firm contracted to collect revenue from eCitizen users, deepening the mystery of how a private company took over the role of Kenya Revenue Authority. Treasury Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge has in fresh court papers said the government did not authorise a private firm to receive the payments. KRA is the primary agency authorised by law to collect revenue for the government and any other would require Parliament’s approval or appointment by the Treasury. But Webmasters Kenya says it has no relationship with Webmasters Africa and has never hired Goldrock to collect revenue from the eCitizen platform. CONTRACTDespite the denial, however, court records indicate that Webmasters Kenya CEO James Ayugi doubles as Webmasters Africa’s managing director.


Source: Daily Nation November 14, 2017 17:48 UTC


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