City Hall threatens court actions against Govt over Sh62bn unpaid rates

September 26, 2016 9:27 am
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A notice in the local dailies indicated that the Department of Defence is the highest defaulter owing City Hall Sh60.17 billion/FILE
A notice in the local dailies indicated that the Department of Defence is the highest defaulter owing City Hall Sh60.17 billion/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – The Nairobi County Government is threatening to take the National Government to court over a debt of Sh62 billion in rates arrears.

A notice in the local dailies indicated that the Department of Defence is the highest defaulter owing City Hall Sh60.17 billion.

The Kenya Industrial Research and Development has a debt of Sh67 million, the Police Service Sh65.6 million while the office of the President has Sh63.91 million shillings in arrears.

“The Nairobi City County Government notifies the National Government that it will escalate this demand to the next level (legal means) unless the said amounts including the fees on reserved parking where applicable is received immediately,” the notice indicated while pointing out that a number of ministries have also defaulted in the contributions and parking fees.

Parliament Service Commission has a Sh48.67 million debt to the devolved unit, Government Press Sh39.44 million while Transport Ministry owes City Hall Sh34.65 million.

Moi Air Base, Eastleigh has a debt of Sh44.75 million, Karen Miotoni Lane Sh793,750, Kangundo Road Sh540,070, Runda Estate Sh300,050, Department of Defence headquarters Sh21.348 million, DOD Waiyaki Way Sh5.86 million, Kahawa Barracks Sh2.694 million and Embakasi Garrison Sh89.633 million.

On reserved parking debt by the national government is Sh390.94 million, with the Deputy President’s office on Harambee Avenue having the highest amount at Sh125.78 million, followed by Police Service Sh70 million, Kenya Revenue Authority Sh45.8 million and Central Bank of Kenya Sh48.76 million.

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