Nakuru land owners cry foul over ‘illegal’ rates

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Francis Mureithi] Nakuru County Assembly has endorsed a petition by 25 land owners in Shabab on illegal land rates and ordered Finance executive Peter Ketyenya to harmonise the rates. The assembly Lands, Housing and Physical Planning committee report said the erroneous rates so far paid by the aggrieved land owners should…


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County applying wrong land rates – Assembly (Nakuru)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kennedy Gachuhi] Taxpayers in Nakuru have been paying irregular and exorbitant land rates to the county administration, the county assembly has revealed. The Assembly’s Committee on Lands, Housing and Physical Planning yesterday exposed, in a report, how landowners had been paying the rates based on an old and obsolete valuation roll.…


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Land rates top Nairobi’s Sh10bn tax payments

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by John Mutua] Property rates topped City Hall’s revenue collection as the county raised Sh10.25 billion in taxes, levies and penalties in the financial year ended June, falling short of the annual target by nearly Sh5 billion. Data by the County Revenue Department shows that the Governor Mike Sonko administration collected Sh2.04…


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City Hall caps land rates at 1pc of property value (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by John Mutua] City Hall will cap the new land rates at one percent of the current value of plots as opposed to using the 1980 valuation, raising property fees for some Nairobi landlords. Nairobi Monday said new rates will be based on the current value of undeveloped land as City Hall…


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All county land set to be taxable

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Brian Ngugi] Property owners face new taxes as counties eye more revenue in line with a policy unveiled by the Treasury. The policy to support enhanced devolved revenue calls for new valuation rolls for land and was prepared by counties with oversight of the National Land Commission (NLC) in consultation with…


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Property owners sue Nyeri over land costing

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Joseph Wangui] More than 100 property owners in Nyeri town have sued the county government for over-valuing their properties and introducing new land rates without conducting a public participation exercise. In a suit that was certified urgent by the Environment and Lands Court judge Lucy Waithaka yesterday, the residents complained that…


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Executive seeks to recover millions of shillings owed for rates (Kericho County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Nikko Tanui] A court battle is looming between Kericho County Government and traders in buildings that have been clamped over unpaid land rates. Business owners held a protest march yesterday, accusing the county administration of failing to consult them on the matter. The county secretary and members of the Executive have…


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Governor orders review of land rates (Kajiado County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Peterson Githaiga] The Kajiado County Lands department and Treasury have been ordered to review land rates. Governor Joseph ole Lenku (pictured) directed Lands and Urban Planning CEC Hamilton Parseina and Finance CEC Alais Kisota to immediately convene a meeting with stakeholders to review levies. “There is the Finance Act, which the…


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