Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko, on Friday, July 15, 2022, said the government has waived land-related charges worth Ksh11 million.
Speaking in Kilgoris CDF Offices, West of Nairobi, during the National Titling Programme where 1,505 titles were issued.
"36,000 acres of land with an authentic value worth about Ksh9.8 billion has been issued today courtesy of President Uhuru Kenyatta," he said.
The CS lauded President Kenyatta for his land reforms track record that has seen 6 million title deeds issued, the highest of the three administrations combined of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Arap Moi, and Mwai Kibaki that issued 5.9 million titles.
CS Tobiko said 687 titles in Kimintet, Masurura, and Oronkorin adjudication sections are pending due to objections in court, urging residents to find alternative conflict resolution methods to ensure everybody gets their title deeds.
CS Tobiko said getting the title is not hard, but protecting it for posterity is an uphill task, terming it as a double-edged sword with pros and cons.
CS Tobiko called on the County Commissioner and Lands Board to ensure all family members are consulted before the land is sold to minimize landlessness and land-related conflicts.
CS Tobiko called on residents of Kilgoris to protect their land and environment by growing trees for economic purposes and environmental benefits, including rain and fresh air.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.