Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago now says that the new valuation role has not been effected as purported by a section of landowners. 

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Speaking during the burial ceremony of Mzee Joseph Karubiu Murithi in Yamumbi village, Kapseret sub-county on Friday, Mandago said it is just a proposal of what they are supposed to pay. 

“Residents of Uasin Gishu County should not be misguided by a few individuals about the valuation process currently underway at the County headquarters. It is still a process and people should not tell you that the governor has sat down and passed, the process is still going on,” said Mandago.

“It will be discussed by the County Assembly, the cabinet and later be subjected to the public for your input on the new valuation of the property. The final valuation roll will inform the rates charged to the various properties under the Valuation for Rating act of Kenya (Chapter 266). I encourage everyone to check if their property has been well captured,” added the Jubilee second-term governor.

Mandago further said he is a resident of Eldoret and if the rates go up, he will also be affected and that he will also give his views on the same.

This comes after a section of landowners in Uasin Gishu County on Thursday threatened to take Uasin Gishu County Government to court to court for increasing land rates without allegedly consulting them.

The landowners argued that they are unable to pay the rates because they are very high, claiming that there has been an increase of up to 600 per cent.