The County Government of Kakamega through the County Revenue Agency (KCRA) in conjunction with the Office of the County Attorney has commenced judicial proceedings in court against defaulters of land rates.
On Wednesday, today, eleven cases worth Shs 100 Million and above were presented before the jury at the Kakamega Law Courts. Chief Revenue Administrator CPA Aggrey Musindalo who stood in the dock before the Chief Magistrate explained to the court the prejudices the County suffers when own source revenue is not collected; He emphasized that realization of H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa’s development agenda to the people of Kakamega is pegged on enhanced revenue collection.
Land Rates is the largest revenue stream with an accrued debt portfolio of Shs 2 Billion and an assessed annual collection of Shs 500 Million. Only 10 percent of the potential is collected annual.
All rate payers are therefore encouraged to pay promptly to avoid being arraigned in court for non remittance. Payments should only be made to bonafide KCRA employees upon which aunthetic documentation like the Land Rates Clearance Certificates will be issued as proof of payment.