Landlords and Tenants Association of Kenya (LATAK) on Friday opposed the proposed increase of land rates by the Nairobi County government.
Ben Liyai, Secretary General of LATAK told journalists in Nairobi that an increase in land rates will have a negative impact on the cost of living as the country is already suffering from diffirent economic situation.
“We need adequate public participation as enshrined in our constitution before any land rate increases are effected,” Liyai said.
LATAK is an organization established to defend and protect the rights of 5 million landlord and 18 million
He noted that a lot of disruption took place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic because it caused lost of jobs and massive defaults on the part of landlords and tenants.
“Landlords failed to meet their expectation on loan repayment and many tenants have since been affected,” he observed.