Parliament, Nairobi County in Sh300 million land rates dispute

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamau Muthoni] Parliament yesterday moved to court in a bid to bar City Hall from demanding Sh399 million in unpaid land rates. Through its lawyer Anthony Njoroge, the August House told the court that it cannot pay money, seeing as the land in question is public. Nairobi County wants Parliamentary Service…


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Nairobi County proposal to raise land rates by at least 50pc

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Benard Sanga] Property owners in Nairobi could end up paying 50 per cent more in land rates if MCAs approve a proposal by the county government to review the land valuation roll. Nairobi City County Government officials yesterday said they intend to cap land rates at 0.13 per cent of a…


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Egerton could lose land over Sh856m tax debt (Baringo County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Julius Chepkwony] Egerton University risks losing a 642-hectare piece of land after the taxman demanded its title deed over Sh856 million tax arrears. The land is located in Marigat, Baringo County. This was revealed through court documents that the university has filed in response to a suit brought against it by…


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Meru residents oppose county’s new land rates

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Phares Mutembei] A group of landowners in Meru County has protested the county government’s plan to increase land rates. The landowners who are channeling their complaints under the aegis of the Miiriga Mieru Miunda Land Owners Association said they will resist the plan by the county to revise land rates upwards.…


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Article: Properties taxes can boost county revenues – Gatuyu Justice

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Gatuyu Justice] One of the prerequisites of successful devolution in Kenya is financial stability of county governments. This would enable them to efficiently discharge their functions. There are five main funding streams for counties. These include equitable share of revenue raised nationally, conditional and unconditional grants from national government, equalisation fund…


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Plot owners to lose land over unpaid rates (Tana River County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Hassan Barisa] The county government and the National Land Commission (NLC) have started repossessing undeveloped plots whose owners have not paid land rates. The properties were allocated by defunct Tana River County Council.The two institutions have issued a 30-day ultimatum to landowners to pay accumulated land rates in full failure to…


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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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