Mary Wanyonyi has been sworn in as the Chairperson of the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA)
Wanyonyi, who is the wife of former IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati was sworn in on Monday by Chief Justice Martha Koome.
Koome urged the Commission to endeavour to meet the needs of Kenyans across the country.
She was selected by President William Ruto from a final list of three forwarded to him by the Public Service Commission (PSC) following the interview process.
The other candidates were Thomas Mwadeghu and Felicity Nkirote Biriri.
She replaces Jane Kiringai who retired after serving for six years.
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Koome was speaking on Monday, after presiding over the swearing-in of Mary Wanyonyi as the Chairperson of the Commission on Revenue Allocation.
The CJ said the CRA must strive to understand the unique needs and aspirations of each county and ensure they get their rightful share.
“I urge her ( Wanyonyi) to uphold these responsibilities with integrity, dedication and the utmost commitment to public service,” Koome added.
The CJ noted that it was imperative to recall that the very heart of devolution, a tenet deeply engrained in our Constitution, is to bring the government and resources closer to the people.
“CRA is a pillar of our public finance management, tasked with ensuring equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally among the levels of government. I urge her to uphold these responsibilities with integrity, dedication and the utmost commitment to public service,” Koome added.
Wanyonyi was vetted for the position on June 22, where she pledged to focus on enhancing the country’s own revenue generation if she was considered for the job.
She told the MPs that a weak revenue collection system has become a challenge as cash collected manually always ends up in the wrong hands.