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Laikipia titling programme kicks off this week

Laikipia County Government has in collaboration with the Ministry of lands and physical planning embarked on a rapid response initiative (RRI) to fast track tilting for land owners in the area.

All land buying companies have been invited to a meeting on Wednesday at Majengo social hall in Nanyuki town.

“Kindly, carry the original and copies of allotment letters together with original mother title deed, copy of company Incorporation Certificate and Copy of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) PIN certificate” a press release sent to KNA Nanyuki bureau by the Communication officer, Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning, Joseph Kamuto read in part.

The meeting will be attended by senior land officials from the ministry of Lands and Physical planning, led by Cabinet secretary, Farida Karoney and Laikipia County government led by Governor Ndiritu Muriithi.

On Tuesday last week, CS Karoney who was accompanied by lands Principal Secretary, Nicholas Muraguri and other senior officials from her ministry and the County Commissioner, Onesmus Kytha held a lengthy preparatory meeting with the County leadership led by Governor Ndiritu Muriithi at the County house, Nanyuki.

The discussions were based on titling, repossession of grabbed land and exploration of methods which the land ministry at national level can help Laikipia County in planning the smart town project.

The CS who later attended interaction sessions with residents of Likii and Majengo areas in Nanyuki town announced that the Government was set to issue close to 40, 000 title deeds in Laikipia County in the next four or five months.

She said the move was in line with President Kenyatta’s directive that the ministry fast tracks titling of land in the country.

“Laikipia is among 12 counties that are piloting in issuance of titles to as many land owners as possible,’’ she said.

She said her ministry will revoke any title deed that had been issued to suspected land grabbers.

By Margaret Kirera

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