The process of issuing about 7, 000 title deeds to residents of Ntulele area in Narok East Sub County is almost complete, Narok County Commissioner Evans Achoki has said.
Achoki said the land registrars and surveyors who have been camping in the area for the last 21 days are now winding up; hence, the residents will get their title deeds soon.
“We are planning to issue the title deeds in the month of August to all the beneficiaries of Ntulele group ranch. We are happy that the residents will finally get the land document 40 years after their land was adjudicated,” he said.
Achoki, who spoke to KNA at his office today said the whole process was being done free of charge and it was illegal for the officials to ask for money from the residents.
“The title deed will be issued free of charge because the government is paying the surveyors and other officers working on the land. If anyone asks you to pay, then they should give you a receipt so that you can account for your money,” said Achoki.
He lauded the residents for the cooperation they have accorded government officers on the ground asking them to continue working together until they get title deeds.
In June this year, the Land’s Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri visited the group ranch and promised to send surveyors on the ground to resolve any underlying issue before the title deeds are given.
He assured Narok residents that President Uhuru Kenyatta was committed to ensure all deserving landowners have their title deeds so that they can develop their land.
The PS reiterated that Ntulele was a prime area, located few kilometers from Narok town, hence the reason why the state was keen in ensuring that all the deserving members get title deeds that will enable them to develop their land as well as borrowing money from financial institutions.
Any issue raised, the PS said, will be resolved in a manner that is satisfactory to all parties, as the rights of all residents will be keenly observed.
By Ann Salaton