Some 600 public schools in Nakuru County are among public entities earmarked for issuance of Title Deeds in the ongoing titling process.
The Nakuru County Chief Officer for Lands and Physical Planning, Judy Leah Waihenya said 29,984 titles deeds have so far been processed out of the targeted 100,000.
While releasing the progress report, Waihenya said 762 internally displaced persons will be among those to benefit after the process of verification is completed.
She added that 3,800 and 2,200 individual submissions from Naivasha and Nakuru respectively have been approved with 24,000 more expected to be done by the end of the exercise.
Waihenya said out of 122 urban and market centers, 55 have already prepared base maps and have undergone the surveying process while 14 other centers have been approved for physical development plans putting the number of parcels awaiting physical development plans at 5,252.
The chief officer further explained that 1,800 settlement schemes are set to have their titling process finalized as 7,995 title deeds out of the targeted 9,795 have been processed.
“From Kiambogo, 357 have been submitted for titling while Sirikwa and Mihang’o areas are expected to also submit a number of settlement schemes’ parcels for titling,” She said.
Waihenya who briefed the press in Naivasha said the county was conducting public participation and sensitization meetings to ensure all the county residents benefit from the program.
She said county officers were on the ground in all the 11 sub counties holding month long land clinics to ensure residents are fully aware of the exercise.
This came as the county governor, Lee Kinyanjui said they had embarked on the process of reclaiming all grabbed public land in the county.
Kinyanjui said Naivasha was among the sub counties affected by public land grabbing, adding that the vice had affected critical services in the county.
By Esther Mwangi/Jorscah Okinda