At least 833, 000 people have been registered in Makueni County in the ongoing country-wide Huduma Namba registration exercise, area County Commissioner (CC), Maalim Mohammed has said.
However, Mohammed said more efforts should be made to register another 400, 000 people in order to reach the 1.2 million targeted in the exercise.
The administrator said this in his Wote office boardroom in a meeting he chaired, included all the nine Deputy County Commissioners (DCCs) where he lauded them for well coordinating the exercise that is coming to a close on Saturday.
“I urge you to mobilise wananchi in the remaining three days and ensure those people who have not registered do so by Saturday as they stand to benefit,” said the CC.
He challenged the deputy county commissioners to sensitise wananchi on the need to acquire birth certificates for their children to avoid the rush witnessed especially during registration of national examinations.
In another development, Mohammed directed the DCCs to ensure that the 15,000 uncollected title deeds were distributed to rightful owners across the county.
The administrator who handed over the title deeds to the DCCs in each sub-county said the deeds for schools and churches will be collected from the Land Registrar’s office in Wote.
“These vital documents have no use in the land registrar’s office. They need to be distributed to the beneficiaries as per a directive issued by the Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i,” said Mohammed.
It should be observed here that the number of title deeds remaining in each sub-counties are Mbooni West (5270), Makindu (109), Kibwezi (2709), Kilungu (2673), Nzaui (1216) Mbooni East (1442) and Kathozweni (511).
On her part, the Makueni County Land Registrar, Ms. Carren Nyakundi emphasized to the DCCs on the need to keep record of the title deeds issued while, saying they should make monthly returns.
“Those coming to collect the title deeds should have original identity cards or passport. Keep good record of the number collected and remaining,” she said.
By Patrick Nyakundi