Officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will now start using wearable cameras, popularly known as body cams, in a bid to curb tax cheating and bribery, the taxman has said.KRA Commissioner General Githii Mburu on said these will be used mainly by staff who work in the domestic tax department and customs and border control.”Very soon we will also be ensuring our enforcement officers have body-worn cameras, like the ones you see in the US, so that any action they take is recorded and we can see it. When you put it off, we will also have to understand why you do it,” Mr. Mburu said.This comes after a section of KRA staff were accused of helping to fraudulently clear cargo and alter tax returns to help people dodge duty payments.Mburu also added on that the use of cameras will be rolled out beginning with big-ticket places like border points, Mombasa Port, the Inland Container Depot and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), where cases of theft, cheating in declaration of returns, corruption, and bribery have been witnessed.

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