President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated Jubilee Government’s commitment towards solving land conflicts through the National Titling Programme.
Speaking in Nakuru when he issued land title deeds to Solai Nyakinyua, Kiambogo, and Njoro groups, the head of state said the program that has been rolled out in all the counties will help address disputes surrounding land ownership in the country.
The President also directing the Ministry of Lands to ensure no more extra charges towards the Nyakinyua groups who have waited for long to get the title deeds.
“I am delighted to join you in realizing the promise we made to you concerning title deeds. As Jubilee administration we are committed to solving disputes of land ownership. Some of title deeds that have problems will be addressed and in two weeks time they will be availed” said President Kenyatta.
Majority of the members of Nyakinyua groups are elderly who have been waiting for the title deeds for their parcels of land for more than 40 years.
The President stating that it will be a thing of the past urging political leaders to shun politics and focus on development.
According to the Head of state, a time for politics will come but at the moment, every leader should focus on fulfilling the promises made.
“Politics is not everything, there is a lot we can do in terms of development and fulfilling the promises we made to the people rather than politicking each and every day” said President Kenyatta.
The National Titling Programme incorporates physical planning, preliminary survey, determination of rights and interest in land, survey of individual plots, publication of maps and issuance of title deeds.
In order to clear the backlog of uncollected title deeds the Ministry embarked on a rigorous programme of issuance of title deeds.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Lands, a total of 8.6 million title deeds have been processed since independence.
The function was also attended by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir,Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya, Nakuru County assembly Speaker Joel Kairu,Nakuru MPs Martha Wangari(Gilgil),Samuel Gachobe(Subukia),Treasury CAS Nelson Gaichuhie and several MCAs.
Earlier in the day there was drama after Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria and Senator Susan Kihika were barred from accessing the venue of the function.
PHOTO/NGPU:President Uhuru Kenyatta,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and other leaders in Nakuru on Tuesday when the President issued title deeds to Nyakinyua Group.