- The DP said that the authority will be left to carry out its mandate without any interference.
- During the 2022 campaigns, KRA was accused by the Kenya Kwanza coalition of being used to fight leaders.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has maintained that Kenya Revenue Authority will not be involved in the political affairs of the government.
Speaking on Friday at the KRA offices in Nairobi, the DP said that the authority will be left to carry out its mandate without any interference.
"We want to assure you that President Ruto and those who work under him will never ask KRA to help us in dealing with our opponents," Gachgaua said.
The second in command also noted that opposers and critics of the state will be handled politically, without involving KRA.
"If there are people who are opposed to his leadership, they will be handled politically. We will never involve you(KRA) in our politics."
During the 2022 campaigns, KRA was accused by the Kenya Kwanza coalition of being used to fight leaders.
President William Ruto said he will not entertain any form of corruption from anyone including staff from KRA and his own cabinet
A wave of anxiety has gripped state departments and agencies after President Ruto issued a tough warning against corruption.
The President through the Head of the Public Service Felix Koskei on Tuesday put public officers on notice, telling them that they will take personal responsibility for graft that happens under their watch.
It has now emerged that Heads of agencies, especially accounting officers, are treading carefully fearing that they could be fired if corruption issues emerge in their respective dockets.