The government has issued at least 200,000 title deeds to land owners in Ukambani region in the past one week.
Lands Cabinet Secretary (CS), Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi has since Tuesday this week been traversing the vast region issuing the documents to residents who have over the years been petitioning successive governments to provide them with the vital documents to no avail.
In Machakos County, 86,200 titles were issued on Wednesday while on Thursday it was the turn of Kitui County where 65,000 titles were given out to elated residents.
Today the CS is expected to issue at least 50,000 titles to residents of Makueni County.
Speaking while issuing the documents to residents of Miambani in Kitui County, Prof. Kaimenyi said his Ministry would issue 3 million titles country-wide before the end of next year.
He said the government was prepared to develop all parts of the country irrespective of political affiliation and differences which emerged during the last general elections.
The CS lauded President Kenyatta, saying that astute leaders are recognised by honouring their pledges.
“Issuing land titles to Kenyans was one of the election pledges of the Jubilee coalition. This promise has now come to fruition”, said Prof. Kaimenyi.
Prof. Kaimenyi who was accompanied by his Principal Secretary, Mariamu El Maawy and Kitui Governor, Dr. Julius Malombe took the opportunity to extol the Jubilee government’s commitment towards fulfilling its election pledges.
The CS says the National Titling Programme initiated by the Jubilee administration will enable as many Kenyans as possible to own land.
He says this will help create social justice and harmony as opposed to conflicts that have resulted from land in the past.
“I want to assure Kenyans that the Titling Program will enable more Kenyans to own land. Initially most people could not even borrow loans from banks for lack of collateral but now they are able to do so”, said the CS.
The Lands CS says that historical injustices and boundary disputes that are prevalent in the country will be a thing of the past once the exercise is concluded.
SOURCE: Kenya News Agency