Avoid Land transactions outside the Ministry of Lands, CS Karoney tells KenyansCatherine Ndungu
Lands Cabinet Secretary, Farida Karoney has advised members of the public to seek Government services within the right offices.
The CS noted that land owners had fallen victims of conmen and land brokers which has led to loss of property and land ownership documents.
She said the Ministry of Lands is committed to cleaning the system to ensure services in all land registries across the country is being conducted in a transparent and efficient manner.
“We have been employed to deliver services to Kenyans and as a Ministry we are committed to give every land owner their rightful Title Deeds within the appropriate time,” said Ms. Karoney.
The CS made her remarks in Ruiru Sub County, Kiambu County on Wednesday during the official opening of Ruiru Lands Registry.
She added that all the Ministry of Lands officers across all the Registries will be issued with badges bearing their names, photo and number for easy identification by members of the public while they are seeking services.
The CS called on the County Governments to partner with the Ministry of Lands to fast-track issuance of land ownership documents to Kenyans.
“Through our concerted efforts as Government agencies we shall ensure every land in Kenya is issued with Title Deed,” the CS reiterated.
The newly opened Ruiru Lands Registry was funded by Ruiru NG-CDF, will de-congested Thika Registry and bring services closer to the people of Ruiru as over 50% of land documents were relocated.
The CS was accompanied by CAS for Lands Hon. Gideon Mung’aro, Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Ruiru MP Simon King’ara, Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara and other Kiambu County leaders and Ministry Officials.
By Nelly Kosgey – PCO