35,000 Laikipia Land Owners To Get Title Deeds In Five Months

The Ministry of Lands and Physical planning in partnership with the county government of Laikipia will process and issue 35,000 title deeds in Laikipia within the next five months.
Cabinet secretary Farida Karoney also announced a raft of measures that will enhance service delivery and generally streamline the land sector in the county.
The Nanyuki land registry will be expanded to become customer friendly. To create more space in Nanyuki and enhance service delivery, another digitized land registry will be established in Rumuruti town.
Among the areas that will benefit from the titles is Majengo, Likii, Kiamaina and Manguo where plot owners have been waiting for a long time to get ownership documents.
The CS held a fruitful meeting with Laikipia county government leaders led by Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, Deputy Governor John Mwaniki, Laikipia North MP Hon. Sarah Lekorere, Hon. Speaker Patrick Waigwa, county commissioner Onesmus Kyatha and Members of County Assembly.
Ms Karoney was accompanied by Chief Administrative secretary Gideon Mungáro, Principal Secretary Dr Nicholas Muraguri and senior directors.
He r visit to Laikipia followed a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to the ministry of lands to solve the land titling in Laikipia County.
The leaders discussed the reclaiming grabbed public lands and explored ways in which land ministry could assist in planning and in implementation smart towns.
The MCAs represented grievances of their constituents and they expressed confidence that intervention of County and National government will yield and solve land question conclusively.
HE Governor Ndiritu Muriithi said titling of all land will empower land owners economically and also enable them develop.
The Governor and his deputy agreed that county needs capacity building in land registry, digitization of land records and fight land fraudsters. To that end, the question of land buying companies was among the key items discussed; how the public will be assisted in having their titles, and in future, shielding them from unscrupulous land buying companies.
The CS announced that she will be returning to the county soon to meet with land-buying companies officials and to discuss deeply land matters with the residents.

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