We were pleased to host a visit from three representatives of the Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) this month.
Gilbert Matali, Noah Kilagu and Eric Njoroge joined us to gain a better understanding of the operation of fixed and cellular networks, how billing works and how to interpret billing data.
This newly acquired knowledge will enable them to independently verify the financial reporting of the cellular sector within Kenya. It gives the KRA a greater understanding of approximately how much revenue mobile phone service providers are turning over and roughly what the costs (and profitability) are likely to be – enabling the KRA to apply tax at an appropriate rate.
Our tailored training session was delivered by telecoms and cellular experts and practitioners Martin Griffiths, Andrew Fahey and Paul Kilby. It equipped KRA staff with the necessary engineering terminology and industry-specific acronyms to negotiate with network representatives on their return to Kenya.
So, in this case, knowledge is not only power – it may also help to increase the accuracy and level of tax revenues and we look forward to hearing how the KRA get on.
We very much enjoyed spending time with Gilbert, Noah and Eric, pictured here on our sightseeing tour of London which took in Green Park, Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, Trafalgar Square, Embankment, South Bank, St Paul’s Cathedral and (of course) Oxford Street for some retail therapy!