July 11, 2023.
President William Ruto has directed the Ministry of Lands, Public works, Housing and Urban Development to roll out titling programmes in Nairobi County.
The President said there was an urgent need to reach the more than 85 percent of the city that lacks title deeds.
The President was speaking this afternoon at Ruai in Nairobi when he was issuing over 2000 title deeds to Embakasi Ranching Company shareholders.
Ruto urged land buying companies to work in collaboration with the Ministry to provide details of people who bought land so that they can be issued with the title deeds for development purposes.
“It is very unfortunate that over 85 percent of Nairobi residents do not have title deeds a reason why they cannot develop, ” said the President adding that the Government through the Ministry of Lands, Public works, Housing and Urban Development is working tirelessly to digitize all land records so that Kenyans to improve security of land tenure.
In his remarks, CS Njeru who was also accompanied by Lands and Physical Planning PS Generali Nixon Korir, said that on top of the 2177 title deeds issued today, another 8000 were ready for issuance awaiting a few administrative processes.
“I am happy to report to you that we’ve made some progress in processing the titles. Your Excellency, since your administration assumed office, my Ministry has processed 75,761 titles spread across 17 Counties. In Nairobi we have a target of 45,000 titles by 2025,” said CS Njeru.
However, Njeru pointed out that the process has not been smooth owing to a few challenges. For instance , he said, there are 1,862 cases concerning Embakasi Ranching Company.
Njeru pointed out that his Ministry through the titling programme, had been able to issue 15,859 titles and intend to issue approximately 35,100 titles under the scheme.
Embakasi Ranching Company Limited has been in existence since 1975. Its original purpose was to engage in agricultural activities such as livestock rearing, poultry keeping and horticulture.
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Moses Kuria, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, MCAs and the Chairperson Embakasi Ranching Company Ms Lucy Nyokabi Mathenge were also present during the event.