Cabinet Secretary for Lands, Public works, Housing and Urban Development Zachariah Njeru has assured the National Assembly that the Ministry will embark on titling programmes after the Budget for the Department of Lands was increased.
The CS made the assurance when he spoke in the National Assembly Wednesday evening.
CS Njeru, who was accompanied by Lands PS Generali Nixon Korir, was answering a question from from Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi who sought to know why parcels of land in Mui Coal Basin, Mwingi East Sub-County, that have errors in their title deeds have not been resurveyed and the errors corrected.
He told the National Assembly that the Ministry had financial challenges in recent years and that was the reason why most of the issues were pending.
Responding to Mulyungi’s question, Njeru explained that a team from the Ministry visited the areas to assess the situation and confirmed that indeed there were errors that occurred during survey of the sections and publication of maps.
He further explained that it was resolved that a resurvey be carried out and the erroneous titles be recalled for corrections.
“Now that we have been financed, the Ministry will prioritize to undertake the activities in the financial year 2023/2024,” said Njeru.
The CS also answered a supplementary question from Dagoretti North MP Beatrice Elachi on what the Ministry is doing about title deeds of Muthangari and Lavington Primary Schools which do not have title deeds. The CS said that the Ministry is working closely with that of Education in a National Titling Program to ensure that grabbed public institutions land is taken back.
Njeru was invited by the National Assembly to answer questions from MPs Caleb Amisi (Saboti), David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East), Mark Mwenje (Embakasi West) and Kibwezi West MP Mwengi Mutuse.