Gov’t pledges to address land problem in Kenya


Deputy president William Ruto has pledged the government’s commitment to address the land problem in the country.

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Speaking while he issued 12,000 title deeds to residents of three settlement schemes in Mbeere south constituency, Ruto said issuance of the critical document was part of the government efforts to empower the citizenry.

Embu county has been in the news in recent weeks with the controversy surrounding the Mwea settlement scheme threatening to degenerate into a crisis with warring groups battling over the control of the 44,000 acre land situated in Makima ward, Mbeere south sub county.

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And with the government having retreated to resolve the matter promising to have it resolved within the next two months, Ruto was in Kiritiri grounds to issue 12,000 title deeds to residents of Wachoro, Riakina and Gichechie settlement schemes.

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Ruto saying that issuance of title deeds remains key to solving land problems across the country.

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The deputy president said the government remains committed to solving lands problems.

Political leaders drawn from the region including area MP Geoffrey Kingangi and Embu senator Njeru Ndwiga lauding the deputy president for his efforts in ensuring that the government’s development agenda is realized.

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The Deputy President who also opened Kiritiri land registry said 51,000 titles for residents in Riakanau, Karaba and Makima settlement schemes would soon be issued to their owners.

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