The government will embark on repossessing over 100 civil servants houses in Nyeri County which were issued to individuals illegally.
The houses which are spread across the entire county were either irregularly allocated to members of the public or are occupied by retired civil servants who should have vacated the premises to allow for occupation by serving public workers.
The Nyeri County Director for Housing, Thomas Mundia said his department is awaiting the reconstitution of the National Land Commission (NLC) before embarking on the reclamation exercise.
Speaking to the KNA on Monday, Mundia said the lapse of the term of the current NLC was the only hurdle that was slowing down the exercise.
“Immediately the NLC is reconstituted, my team will embark on repossessing the grabbed houses to pave way for allocation to deserving civil servants,” said the official.
He said people claiming ownership of the houses will be expected to submit land allocation and documentation on the houses to validate their ownership claims.
Mundia revealed that some of the houses occupied by civil servants were in a deplorable state and maybe condemned and brought down to pave way for the construction of new and modern houses.
He however, said his department was looking for funds to repair some of houses which he said needed minor sprucing up to make them habitable.
By Kiamah Wamutitu