Probe claims state owes city Sh69m in un­paid levies

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Re­cent al­le­ga­tions that the na­tional gov­ern­ment is sab­o­tag­ing devolution call for an im­me­di­ate in­ter­ven­tion. The na­tional gov­ern­ment is said to owe Nairobi county close to Sh69 bil­lion in un­paid levies, among them rent and park­ing fees. The re­cent up­roar about Chi­nese fish flood­ing the Kenyan mar­ket has also been at­trib­uted to the na­tional gov­ern­ment’s sanc­tion­ing fish im­ports with­out con­sult­ing the coun­ties. This has con­se­quently led to poor per­for­mance of the lo­cal fish in­dus­try. The two must work to­gether to make devolution work.

BRIAN MUTORO Via email

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