- Kenya's state broadcaster has been shut down for non payment of taxes that spans over half a century
- The state broadcaster is owing up to $20m (£14m) and has paid a sum of $50,000 to clear part of the debt
- Dozens of state companies owe the government millions of dollars
Officials of the Nairobi County government have shut down the premises of Kenya’s state broadcaster .
The state broadcaster’s premises was shut over unpaid land taxes of up to $20m (£14m), some of which are reported to date back more than half a century, since just after independence.
The officials sealed off the gates of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) compound demanding payment.
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Authorities had earlier threatened to auction the building and the assets of broadcaster, in order to clear the debt. A huge notice displaying the debt owed to the city has now been placed outside the gates of the building.
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It's reported that KBC has now paid $50,000 of what's been owed. A county official has told the BBC that dozens of other state departments and institutions owe the city of Nairobi millions of dollars in unpaid land taxes.