Nairobi, Tuesday, November 10th, 2021: Over two hundred golfers have been drawn to play at the Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) inaugural Golf Open scheduled for this Friday, November 12, 2021, at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club.
Nine of the over 200 golfers will be local pros who will join 159 amateur golfers at the event, scheduled to tee off at 6:30 a.m. The event will also see junior golfers participate among other stakeholders.
The KRA Golf Open, at the 18 Hole championship golf course attracts about 100 non-golfers from top government and private organisations who will be part of the occasion as invited guests.
KRA’s Golf Open aims at leveraging the sports scene to strengthen its relations with stakeholders from across the country. This event marks the climax of the Authority’s celebration of Taxpayers Month, which lapsed in October 2021.
This is the first time KRA is holding a golf event outside Nairobi County, with plans to scale it nationwide in a series of golf events next year.
Speaking ahead of the event, KRA’s Commissioner General Githii Mburu said:
“Through the golf tournament, KRA demonstrates openness in addressing taxpayer issues, representing a KRA that is service oriented. The occasion presents us with an opportunity to enhance our relations with stakeholders as part of the Eighth Corporate Plan. It is our belief that interactions at occasions such as the golf open event are helpful in guiding us; improve our relations as we seek to grow our economy.”
“It is our belief that the golfers will have wonderful interactions on the course, and we look forward to great competitions, and consequently a wonderful tournament.”
KRA dedicates the month of October to honour and appreciate taxpayers. This year, the Authority celebrated various taxpayers for their resilience; dedication and compliance that saw KRA defy economic odds to surpass its revenue target for FY 2020/21 with a KShs 1.669 Trillion collection.