Friday, September 18, 2020
Government to issue 18,635 title deeds in Nairobi next month
The government is set to issue 18,635 title deeds to landowners in different settlement schemes in Nairobi beginning next month, Lands Cabinet Secretary Ms. Farida Karoney has said.
Speaking at a joint press briefing with Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General Mohamed Badi, CS Karoney said the government was focused on resolved the paralysis that has crippled the land sector in Nairobi denying genuine land owners their title deeds.
The exercise will bring the total number of title deeds issued to land owners in Nairobi in the last two months to 56,635, after President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the issuance of another 38,000 title deeds to shareholders of the Embakasi Ranching Company, Tassia Settlement Scheme and residents of Mbagathi and Korogocho informal settlements late August.
“A lot of capital is locked up in land in Nairobi and without title deeds the owners cannot enjoy its benefits. In this new phase, we will work with the NMS to issue 18,635 title deeds to land owners in different settlements in Nairobi beginning next month,” she said.
CS Karoney further announced that the government had waived all land rates and land rent in a bid to ease the burden on land owners and ensure seamless and faster processing of title deeds.
“We have waived all fees, including survey fees, and we urge land owners to take advantage of this moratorium given by the President to document their land,” she said.
She called on persons who have inherited their land from deceased persons to get the right succession documents ahead of the verification process that will be carried out through joint collaboration between NMS and the Ministry of Lands starting next September 24, 2020 to October 10, 2020.
NMS Director General Mohamed Badi, in his speech, said that the County Government of Nairobi will work with the Ministry of Lands to ensure the success of the Nairobi Titling Programme, launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018.
The exercise will target Site & Service Schemes and Tenant Purchase Schemes in Mathare North Phases 1 to 4, Ngei Phase 1 and 2, Huruma, Dandora Phases 1 to 5, Umoja Innercore sectors 1 to 3 and 5.
The informal settlement schemes that will be targeted for titling include Kariobangi Jua Kali Sector B, KCC Resettlement Scheme, Dandora Block G, Kayole Soweto, Canaan Dandora, Patanisho Resettlement Scheme, Dandora Ex-Muoroto Scheme, Matopeni Resettlement Scheme, and Embakasi Riverside.
Landowners will be required to present the original allotment document, two recent colour passport photos, a copy of National Identification Card (ID), a copy of KRA PIN Certificate, and clearance certificate to allow for the processing of their title deeds.