KARA 15th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon with Dr Fred O. Matiang'i, CS, MoICT
The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) turned 15 years old on Tuesday, 22nd September 2015.
Management Changes at Kara
The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) is pleased to announce management changes in the organization.
Over 2,000 titles of grabbed land revoked
Standard: Mukolwe cites the stretch of land along the Southern bypass in Nairobi where some developers have continued to put up structures despite being on a road reserve and warns that they shall not be spared.
Auditor General underfunded
Deputy Auditor General Mr.Humphrey Wanyama
The office of the Auditor General yesterday complained of inadequate funding and little cooperation from public institutions.
KARA 15th Anniversary
Today we mark 15 years since formation of the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA).
Land Rate Case
The ruling on the land rates court case was made yesterday and unfortunately, the court dismissed all the applications that were made by the residents associations.
How ‘landlord tax’ will hurt tenants
Standard: How will the new tax regime for landlords affect tenants?
Opinion Poll: Nairobi Residents Support Lower Speed Limits in the City and Around Schools
98% of Nairobi residents support lower speed limits around schools while 68% support lower speed limits in the city.
The Nairobi Transit System We Want: Release of Poll Results on Nairobi Transportation System
The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development has organized a forum to release the results of the first ever transportation public opinion poll for Nairobi residents.
Campaign to ensure safe buildings begins
BusinessToday: The East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) in partnership with the Kenya Alliance of Resident Association (KARA) has launched the first Resident Dialogue Forum (RDF)
KARA-EAPCC Residents Dialogue Forum on Quality, Safety and Compliance to Construction Regulations
As you may be aware, incidences of buildings collapsing and in some cases leading to loss of lives are on the rise particularly in major urban areas.
Update on Land Rates Court Case
The land rates case came up for hearing on May 19, 2015 before Justice George Odunga and various parties to the case made their submissions. The judge set 30th June 2015 as the date when the ruling will be made. We will update you on the outcome.
We have received numerous enquiries from members on whether to pay the new or old rates for this year. The High Court made an order that rate payers continue paying the old rates until such a time the case is fully determined. You are therefore within the provisions of the law to continue paying the old rates (17% of Unimproved Site Value) and while doing so, you can make reference to the court order for case number JR 113 of 2014.
We appreciate those who have made their contribution to the KARA Rates Case Kitty and request those who are yet to contribute to do so as soon as possible to enable us off-set the court case related costs. Contributions can be made through cheque payment to KARA or call us for MPESA payment.
Update on the Kara Meeting with the National Land Commission
Kara delegation led by the Chairman Mr. Richard Nyaga had a very fruitful meeting with the National Land Commission led by the Vice Chairperson Ms. Abigael Mbagaya Mukolwe on March 4, 2015.
Highlights of the Inaugural KARA Members Chairperson's Forum
Members at the Kara Chairpersons Forum
The inaugural KARA Members Chairperson’s Forum was held on 18th February 2015 at KARA offices.
Update on Land Rates Case
Following the decision by the Nairobi City County Government to increase land rates from 17% to 34% of Unimproved Site Value (USV), Kara decided to be enjoined as an interested party in a case filed by Kaputei Gardens Residents Association.
Land grabbers paralyse counties services
Grabbing of public land and greedy allocations has distorted land use in counties and left devolved governments without space for services they are supposed to provide.