Late Chris Msando’s sister appointed KRA’s Customs and Border Control interim boss

Pamela Ahago, sister to the late Chris Msando. [Photo courtesy]

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner-General Githii Mburu has appointed the late Chris Msando’s sister Pamela Ahago as the interim head of the Customs and Border Control.

Msando was the acting ICT Manager at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). He was murdered just before the August 8, 2017, polls.

Ahago will replace Kevin Safari who is battling fraud and abuse of office charges. Her appointment took effect on April 25, 2020.

Ahago was the Deputy Commissioner Policy and International Affairs.

She has been working with KRA since 1996 when she joined as Collector 1 and then moved to Customs & Excise Department until 2002 when she was promoted to an Assistant Commissioner.

In February 2017, she was again promoted to the rank of Chief Manager in Trade and Facilitation before moving to the office of the Deputy Commissioner.

Safari was charged in March alongside former Kenya Ports Authority MD Daniel Manduku.

He is accused of having gazetted Mitchell Cotts as an extended storage facility for KPA even though it did not meet set warehousing standards which dictate that it must have a separate entry and exit.