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Governor Kingi moves to end land problems in Kilifi

Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi has hastened efforts to end land disputes by funding the planning and survey of adjudication schemes to facilitate rightful allocation and issuance of title deeds in various parts of the county.

During a consultative meeting in his office with a delegation of elders from Adu and Marafa on Wednesday, the governor disclosed that the Planning and Survey of Adjudication Schemes will work closely with the National Land Commission to ensure quick issuing of title deeds to land owners. “The issuance of title deeds will pave the way for citizens to own and effectively utilize their lands for both domestic and commercial purposes, without fear of being displaced by land grabbers and absentee landlords,” read in a statement released to the public.

Delegates showing Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi (center) a map during a land consultative meeting in his office. Photo by Jackson Msanzu

The governor added that he will watch the process closely to ensure every rightful land owner gets justice by getting their title deeds without discrimination of their social class.

The county boss expressed his confidence on the delegation team that it will work excellently with co-operation with the various authorities and teams to ensure the exercise is a success.

Among the leaders who will take part in facilitating the survey and adjudication process discussed during the land consultative meeting is Kilifi Senator Justice Stewart Madzayo, Magarini MP Michael Kingi, Deputy Speaker of the County Assembly of Kilifi Stanley Kenga, Marafa ward MCA Renson Kambi, Land CEC Maureen Mwangovya, Kilifi County Attorney Ms Bibi Fondo and surveyors from the National Government.

Land ownership woes in Kilifi County have been the center of disputes as powerful, wealthy individuals and well connected public servants being involved in irregular acquisition of lands leaving the owners leaving as squatters.

By Jackson Msanzu

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