The long wait for issuance of title deeds to members of Jirani Farmers Company Limited in Njoro, Nakuru County has finally borne fruits after several of their members were issued with the document.
The Company Chairman, Jeremiah Nduhiu Chege told KNA the move was a step in the right direction given that they have been following up on the issue for the last three years.
According to the chairman, the first batch of 24 titles have already been processed and issued to the owners while another 60 are still being processed. He assured the remaining members that their documents were in the process of being finalized and would be issued to them once ready.
In his remarks, the Company Director, Mwangi Mathai said that a title deed is a critical component in proof of ownership of land. The company has 400 acres of land.
The Director called on the National Government to send officers to the county levels to deal with land leases so as to spare Kenyans the agony of following up lease issues in Nairobi.
According to Mathai, travelling to Nairobi to process some of the documents pertaining to leases is too expensive and the government should address the same.
Members of the Jirani Farmers Company Limited led by Millicent Wanjiku and James Mugo Wanjohi were ecstatic after receiving their title deeds and called on the Ministry of Lands to put more effort in ensuring title deeds are processed on time.
Source: Kenya News Agency