Tata’s $171 mln land rates dispute quashed by Kenya’s High Court

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Tuesday, 07 May 2019

The Kenyan High Court has ruled that local governments in the country cannot charge land rates on mineral extraction sites and has quashed a dispute over rates claimed for the Magadi soda ash production asset.

The Kenyan High Court has quashed the legal dispute between soda ash producer Tata Chemicals Magadi (TCML) and the local government of Kajiado county over a claim for 17.45 billion Kenyan shillings ($171 million) in land rates.

On Friday May 3, Justice Reuben Nyakundi ruled that TCML need not...

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