The 751 land title deeds were finally handed over to Kisumu Governor Prof. Peter Anyang Nyong’o after a 5 years wait by officials from the Kenya Informal Settlements Improvements Projects (KISIP) and senior officials from the Ministry of Lands. The vital documents are meant for residents of Shauri Yako, Bondeni and Swahili villages
Speaking after receiving the titles from KISIP Deputy Director, Mr George Arwa, Nyongo said the deeds will help streamline land ownership in Muhoroni and thanked KISIP and Lands and Urban Development ministry for spearheading the survey work.
Mr. Arwa said plans are also underway to distribute additional 850 title deeds in Kopere in Muhoroni and Shauri Moyo and Kaloleni estates in Kisumu town.
The titles were to be issued last week during a ceremony to upgrade Muhoroni to township but the event was postponed after Kenya Railways demolished several structures in the town to reclaim their land.
by Joseph Otieno