State to issue 18,000 more titles to Nairobi landowners

Property owners in Nairobi will from Monday next week start receiving land titles.

Speaking this morning during the launch of a joint programme to fast-track registration and issuance of land titles and certificates to property owners in Nairobi, Lands Cabinet secretary Farida Karoney said 18,000 titles will be issued within four weeks.

She cited succession and lack of original documents as a factor inhibiting the issuance of titles to rightful landowners.

The CS urged property owners to take advantage of the moratorium by President Uhuru Kenyatta to acquire the legal documents.

Speaking during the launch Friday, Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Major General  Mohammed Badi said the exercise targets to benefit property owners in Mathare, Umoja, Dandora, Kayole, Kariobangi, Uhuru, Harambee, and Kimathi estates.

Under the agreement, the Nairobi county and the National Governments have committed to process covering Site and Service Schemes, Tenant Purchase Schemes, County allotted properties, Land Buying Companies, and other Scheme owners free of charge.

The President early last month presided over the issuance of 2,100 title deeds to landowners in Nairobi County.

The land ownership documents were issued to residents of Kayole, Dandora, Mathare and Kariobangi estates among other neighbourhoods in the city’s Eastlands area.

A further 28,000 title deeds have been issued to members of Embakasi Ranching in the ongoing national titling exercise that has seen the Government issue over 5 million title deeds since 2013.

The exercise is part of President Kenyatta’s Nairobi Titling Program launched in 2018.




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