In Summary
  • Land owners along John Momanyi Road had petitioned the assembly to intervene over illegal annual land rates charged on their land.
  • Land owners along Government road whose plots measured approximately half an acre paid Sh22,000.

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 be transferred to the subsequent years to clear the pending arrears.

Land owners along John Momanyi Road had petitioned the assembly to intervene over illegal annual land rates charged on their land.

They had also appealed to the county assembly to compel the Finance executive to waive the accumulated penalties.  

SH66,800

In a written submission tabled in the House, the petitioners said that their 50 by 100 plots were being charged Sh66,800 annual land rates.

Land owners along Government road whose plots measured approximately half an acre paid Sh22,000.

The petitioners further submitted that land owners in the same area who owned quarter of an acre plots were paying annual land rates of between Sh16,000 and Sh18,720

They submitted that other land owners in the neighbourhood with similar sizes of land were being charged between Sh6,006 and Sh8,840.

The petitioners’ documents revealed that the road serving them was not tarmacked and had no street lights.

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