MOMBASA, March 30, 2023
Cabinet Secretary for Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development Zachariah Njeru has issued 1200 title deeds to residents of Maweni in Mtwapa, Kilifi County.
The CS was accompanied by Lands Principal Secretary Generali Nixon Korir, Parliamentary Committee on Lands, National Land Commission Chairman Gershom Otachi.
CS Njeru urged the residents to use the title deeds to develop themselves and not to sell.
He said the Government is committed to find a solution for the landless and will not allow cartels to evict poor people using forged documents.
The CS said that besides the 1200 titles that were issued, the Government had put aside land for public utilities like mosques, churches and social halls.
PS Korir expressed his joy to issue the first batch of title deeds since he came into office.
“I hope the title deeds you have received today shall be of blessings to you and the community at large,” said Korir.
He urged the beneficiaries to use the land to benefit themselves and avoid the common tendency of selling it off and going back to being a squatter.
“I am hoping that this titles become a blessing to you. Next time we come here we hope to see beautiful buildings and homes,” said the PS.
Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga said the issuing of the tittles to the residents of Maweni was a historical moment because it solves a historical injustice.
“The parents of some of the beneficiaries lived on this land and are buried on this land but they could not call it their home because some big barons used powers to deprive them of their rights,” said the MP.
The chairman of the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Lands Hon Joash Nyamoko and the NLC Chairman were among officials who spoke at the event.
The CS, PS, Parliamentary Committee members and NLC are tomorrow scheduled to visit Tana River County.