Lands PS says LSK will now support digitization process

The Law society of Kenya has agreed to support the on-going land records digitization process following a consultation meeting with ministry of lands officials.

LSK which had previously opposed the exercise is said to have made the decision to endorse the process after being convinced there were no legal pitfalls.

Law society of Kenya Chairperson Allen Gichuhi had written to Land Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney demanded that the Ministry halts the ongoing land records digitization process terming the provision for online land transfer as illegal.

LSK further argued the new system will cause a gridlock at the land registry, which will lead to the loss of billions of shillings if the transactions are not completed on time with a likely negative impact on the economy.

And while LSK had threatened to go to court to stop the process, Ministry officials now claim they have brokered a truce that will see LSK support the process.

The Ministry insists that all processes for the transfer of land and any other related transactions will be done within the confines of the law.

In a statement posted on twitter by Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri, the Ministry says all processes necessary for any land transaction will remain in place and only submissions will be done online.

The Nairobi and Central Registries remains closed for two weeks as the process continues.






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