Jubilee Party office set to be auctioned over Sh1m rent

Nakuru County Jubilee Party offices: The ruling party's property could be auctioned over unpaid rent. [File, Standard]

Nakuru County Jubilee Party offices: The ruling party’s property could be auctioned over unpaid rent. [File, Standard]

Politicians of late have been ignoring paying rent and even electricity bills in their offices for some time now. Jubilee party have not been left out in this manner of negligence after KANU and ODM parties being victims of almost 0000000the same circumstances.

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Jubilee party is at stake of losing its property over rent unpaid amounting about 1 million shillings. According to documents seen by the standard, the ruling party has not paid eighteen months rent for its Nakuru County headquarters offices located in the posh Milimani estate in the outskirts of Nakuru town.

The Owner of the municipality block, The Kenya Farmers Association through their lawyer Gatu Magana and Company Advocates has sought the services of an auctioneer to help them recover the arrears. In a letter dated November 1, 2018, the law firm instructed Nasioki Auctioneers to move with speed and recover the accrued rent for the period between May 2017 and October 2018. “Urgently and expeditiously proceed to levy distress for rent on behalf of our client KFA Ltd towards the recovery of outstanding rent arrears of Sh939,600 as up to November 2018. Also collect your auctioneer’s charges from the tenant,” reads the letter in part. The party leases the property which has an office and vast open grounds for political meetings at Sh52,200 per month.

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The premises used by Jubilee Party was formerly used by The National Alliance (TNA). The office has been for some time surrounded by controversies as party supporters on several occasions have been teargassed during meetings that turned rowdy

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