Businessmen in Nakuru County should remit outstanding levies to avoid arrest, county secretary Joseph Motari has warned.
In a public notice issued on Tuesday, those without receipts showing clearance of respective county taxes will be prosecuted.
“The business community is advised to pay all appropriate dues now to avoid the ongoing enforcement actions, including arrest and prosecution,” said Motari in the notice.
All the payments are to be made through banks identified to collect revenue on behalf of the county government. These include Equity Bank, National Bank of Kenya, Kenya Commercial Bank, Family Bank and Cooperative Bank.
Motari said the payments should be made upon obtaining bills or the invoices from the sub-counties revenue offices. Business permits can also be collected from the respective sub-county licensing offices.
The revenue collected include the business permit levies, land rates and outdoor advertisement charges.
This directive comes after the High Court in Nairobi nullified the Kiambu County Finance Act illegal.
Judge George Odunga said the gazettement of the bill was null and void since input from members of the public was not incorporated in formulating the bill.
In the judgement delivered at the Milimani law courts on Thursday last week, Odunga said the Act violated the constitution by not involving public participation to draft such a bill.