Governor Sonko launches crackdown on rate defaulters over Ksh.15B arrears


Governor Sonko launches crackdown on rate defaulters over Ksh.15B arrears
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during a meeting with World Bank officials at City Hall over the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Projects on November 21, 2018. PHOTO | GPS

In Summary

  • In a statement to newsrooms, the county government said the first phase of the crackdown was launched on Thursday where a total of 8 properties with arrears amounting to Ksh.7.8 billion were clamped down.
  • The county chief further issued a directive stating that there will be no waivers for the rates and license defaulters.
  • Among the areas covered during the crackdown include the Central Business District, Kilimani area, Thika road, Ngara area and Parklands area.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has launched a crackdown on rate defaulters who owe the county arrears amounting to Ksh.15 billion.

In a statement to newsrooms, the county government said the first phase of the crackdown was launched on Thursday where a total of 8 properties with arrears amounting to Ksh.7.8 billion were clamped down.

Sonko further issued a directive stating that there will be no waivers for the rates and license defaulters.

“Let me make it very clear that there shall be no waivers and we shall stick to our notice. The County does not intend to give waivers this year, so the defaulters should pay their rates,” said Governor Sonko.

Among the areas covered during the crackdown include the Central Business District, Kilimani area, Thika road, Ngara area and Parklands area.

“The last clamp down by the Nairobi City County Government netted over Ksh.15 billion,” adds the statement.

“Section (19) of the County Government Rating Act gives the County Government authority to place a charge on a property which has not paid rates.”

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