Kakamega County Revenue Agency (KCRA) has embarked on an ambitious Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) to collect Land Rates owed; a multi-agency activity involving the County Departments of Lands, Urban Planning, Enforcement and Advisory.
According to the Chief Revenue Administrator (CRA) CPA Aggrey Musindalo, all plots transferred in the last three years are to be verified alongside their respective Land Rates Clearance Certificates. The process involves a door to door, plot by plot verification of rates data, ownership, validity of documentation and most important the amounts owed to the County Government of Kakamega.
The current assessed potential from Land rates stands at Shs 500 Million per year against a collection of less than 10 percent. If fully realized, the stream will extensively widen the tax base and minimize the tax impact on traders and other small holder business people.
All citizens including County employees are encouraged to support these revenue mobilization efforts by paying their levies promptly, providing necessary information and data to the KCRA as well as exercising patriotism by defending and protecting Revenue staff while executing their lawful mandate. During last month’s RRI on Single Business Permits, the County witnessed widespread instances of verbal physical assault on revenue officers.
The Governor of Kakamega County H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa has laid out an ambitious development agenda to the residents through the County Intergrated Development Plan (CIDP) which starts off with implementation of the 2023/2024 Financial Year budget.