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27 Mar
By: NGPU 0

County demolishes defective house, puts rogue developers on notice

A building that was found to be structurally defective in Naka Estate was today demolished by the Nakuru County Government.

According to the CECM in charge of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning Mr Joseph Kiuna who supervised the exercise, the developer has for the last 18 months failed to heed to regulations and guidelines issued by the County and National Construction Authority (NCA) to ensure the safety of the building.

After he failed to do this, a demolition notice was issued to him to bring down the building at his own cost. When the developer failed to demolish the building as directed, the County Government of Nakuru called for a multi-agency team, including the NCA, to review the matter.

The team considered past communication with the developer and unanimously resolved that the building is safely demolished to avert loss of life and protect adjacent properties.

The County Government of Nakuru is keen to ensure the safety of residents. To avert the construction of unsafe buildings, the County will recommend action be taken against the architect and engineer engaged to supervise the construction work.

Also present was Roads, Transport and Public Works CECM Eng. Ruben Maritim.

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24 Mar
By: Suleiman Mbatiah 0

County forms law to enhance own-source revenue management

Governor Lee Kinyanjui has assented into law the Nakuru County Revenue Authority (NRA) Bill in a bid to enhance efficiency in County revenue management.

Operationalization of the Act will see the County form an agency, similar to the national government’s Kenya Revenue Authority, that will assess, collect and account for all revenues.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the independent body will ensure revenue collection is streamlined to address under collection, fluctuations and seal gaps that lead to wastage.

“We will use Information Communication and Technology and integrate all own-revenue sources such as taxes, user fees and licences to ensure compliance,” he stated.

This means the NRA will serve as a one-stop-shop that will certify residents or businesses have met all their rates obligations at the click of a button. The authority will also issue compliance certificates.

The Governor added that the model will reduce physical enforcement where we County workers visit homes and business premises to ensure compliance.

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