The Nairobi Metropolitan Services is set to unveil a new property valuation system that is set to determine land rates in the City.

According to the Nairobi County Annual Development Plan 2020/2021, the new system which is based on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) will be phased in between the current financial year and the next financial year at a cost of Ksh. 160 million.

The new supplementary valuation roll is expected to have an additional 5,000 properties. As per 2019, the county’s tally of properties in its valuation roll stood at 156,000, an increase of 24,780 since 2013.

The County Department of Valuations and Property Management completed development of the county’s GIS-based mass valuation roll in 2019/2020 financial year. “The department aims at implementing the new roll, and improving the utility value of City Hall Annex by carrying out plumbing works, electrical and tarmacking the two basement floors parking areas,” reads the plan.

The new valuation roll draft has been submitted to the Nairobi County Assembly for approval.