18 May 2014

Kenya: Sh1.2 Billion Land Rates-Mandago Orders Defaulters in Eldoret

THE Uasin Gishu government has asked land rates defaulters to pay the Sh1.2 billion owed to the county.Governor Jackson Mandago said the county government needs the money to implement development projects.

"We have issued the notice and we hope those who owe the money will respond promptly and pay up the money before we take action," he said.

Mandago said the county has served the defaulters with notices. He said the county government is computerising its lands registry to capture details of land.

Mandago said the move will protect both public and private land from grabbing. "So far action has been taken against several officers involved in altering records at the land registry in collusion with defaulters who owe us county," he said.

Mandago was speaking to t reporters in his office in Eldoret town yesterday. He said the county government wil not condone corruption among its employees.

Mandago warned the public against using shortcuts in acquiring land ownership documents. He said corrupt officers will be sacked once prosecuted in courts of law.

"We will target both the giver and taker of bribes but we will focus more on those who go to the offices to corrupt our officers," Mandago said.

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