Tax Appeals Tribunal appointments were made on the basis of merit, performance, and regional balance

Tax Appeals Tribunal appointments were made on the basis of merit, performance, and regional balance

Waithira was appointed to the Tribunal alongside nine other members, including Rodney Oluoch, Robert Mutuma, Grace Mukuha, and Edwin Cheluget, according to JSC Secretary Anne Amadi.

Delilah Ngala, Jephthat Karingo, Ali Mohsin, Cynthia Mayaka, and Kiprotich Kibet, according to Amadi, will hold non-legal positions.

“Following the selection interview conducted on May 31, June 2 and 3, and based on merit, performance at the interview, regional balance and the requirement to stagger the appointments to ensure continuity, the Judicial Service Commission on June 3, 2022, appointed the underlisted as Secretary and members of Tax Appeals Tribunal,” she stated.

Githinji, a lawyer by profession, earned his bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Nairobi and was appointed following a comprehensive interview.

She continued her education at the Kenya School of Law, earning a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and a Masters in Law from the University of Nairobi.

The JSC had posted 19 positions, one for secretary and 18 for Tax Appeals Tribunal members.

The appointments, according to JSC, were made on the basis of merit, performance, and regional balance, among other factors.

Part II of the Tax Appeals Tribunal Act No. 40 of 2013 established the Tax Appeals Tribunal to hear appeals against any tax judgment made by a commissioner appointed under the Kenya Revenue Authority Act.

The Judicial Service Commission is responsible for appointing the Secretary and Members of the Tax Appeals Tribunal under Section 5 of the Amended Tax Appeals Tribunal Act, No. 7 of 2022.

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