Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) is the Kenya Revenue Authority’s premier training school specializing in Tax and Customs Administration, Fiscal Policy and Management. The School is one of the only four World Customs Organization (WCO) accredited Regional Training Centres (RTCs) in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Vision: To be a world-class training institution in public finance management for human capital development.
Mission: To provide globally competitive training, research and consultancy in public finance management by leveraging on skilled and experienced faculty and technology.
Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA), was established as the Kenya Revenue Authority Training Institute (KRATI) in 1995 upon the establishment of Kenya Revenue Authority. The school was a merger of three training schools- Customs Training Centre in Mombasa, Income Tax and Value Added Tax Training Schools. At the time, Kenya Revenue Authority Training Institute (KRATI) was solely a training centre for Tax and Customs with a key focus on building capacity for Kenya Revenue Authority.
In 1996, KRATI started its Graduate Trainee Programme to build much-needed competence and resource for Kenya’s Revenue Administration. At the time, KRATI was then under the Human Resource department in KRA.
In response to the increasing market demand for Tax and Customs experts, KRATI was granted Semi-autonomy in 2012, detached from the Human Resource department and rebranded to Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA). KESRA has shifted its focus to capacity building not only for KRA but also deliver market-driven programmes for industry experts and professionals in the areas Tax, Customs and Fiscal Policy across the African Region.