Politics and policy
City Hall seeks order to auction 113 properties
Posted Tuesday, October 16 2012 at 21:21
Nairobi City Council (NCC) has put 113 rate defaulters on notice that their properties will be auctioned following the end of a grace period to pay outstanding fees without interest.
The names of the land rate defaulters are published in public notices appearing in the dailies on Wednesday.
“Due process that will lead to the auction of the listed properties has now been commenced on account of rates arrears payable,” the notice signed by Nairobi Town Clerk Tom Odongo reads.
The council targets Sh382 million from the list of defaulters who include Ole Ribirie Company Ltd (Sh15 million) and Gideon Kirema Mugambi (Sh13.8 million).
Others are Cotton Lint and Seed Marketing Board, Peter Oloo Aringo, Yuda Komora, Unga Feeds and Sunrise Properties Ltd.
City Hall is seeking to recover millions of shillings in unpaid rates to plug a financial deficit that has seen it fail to meet the obligations of employees and other creditors.
City Hall said at the beginning of October that it was seeking to outsource rate collection services to third parties, a role the Kenya Revenue Authority targets to play in its current five year strategic plan.