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Sunday, 14 December 2014

NGILU ASKED TO SPEED UP ISSUANCE OF LAND TITLES

Lands cabinet secretary Charity Ngilu has been argued to speed up issuance of title deeds following the clean-up of the land registry in Kiambu.
Kamuthi Housing Co-operative Society chairman Bernard Maina welcomed the re-organisation of land registries particularly in Thika and Kiambu and said property owners look forward to getting better services from these offices.
“We support Ngilu’s efforts which will go a long way towards ensuring efficient services and eliminating corruption,” the official said.
Maina was speaking during the society’s annual general meeting at Maziwa in Kahawa West recently. He said the society has allocated plots to more than 5,000 members in Thika.
“Following the ministry’s clean-up exercise, we hope our members will soon get their titles to start developing their property,” he said and added that the society will settle all its 7,000 shareholders before the end of next year.
Other land registries which have so far been re-organised include Machakos, Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi. 
“This programme has seen several registries reorganised making records and files easily accessible to the general public and during this period no services will be available in these offices,” Ngilu had said in a notice announcing the exercise.
The Lands CS said the reorganisation exercise is set to continue until all the registries across the country are reorganised in order to enhance service delivery to Kenyans.
She said her ministry is mandated with the responsibility of facilitating efficient land administration and management; access to adequate and affordable housing; social and physical infrastructure for national development.
Earlier, all the Kamuthi management officials were re-elected to office unopposed. The meeting also rose the co-operative society’s borrowing power to Sh1 billion.