Kenya National Land Commission Chairman Dr. Mohamed Swazuri says more than 30,000 primary and secondary schools countrywide lack title deeds and therefore remain soft spots for land grabbing.
Dr. Swazuri confirmed on Monday 22,000 of these schools are primary schools while remaining are secondary schools across the country.
Speaking during this year’s Kenya Primary School Head Teachers annual meeting in Mombasa, Dr Swazuri said the government is working hand in hand with relevant institutions to ensure all education institutions get land titles in order to protect them from land grabbers.
He also confirmed that NLC has received a total of ten thousand cases of land grabbing from different schools countrywide and they are working on them.
“Our records shows that a total of thirty thousand schools countrywide lack title deeds, 22 thousand are primary schools and the other eight thousand are secondary schools. We are urging the school heads and the entire management to help us with the necessary documents so that we stop this menace” said swazuri.
The schools will be required to pay a certain fee for processing of the titles. However schools which would ot afford the fee the government will cheap in.
NLC boss added that for any school to qualify for the titles, it must have a minimum of between seven to twenty acres of land as per the National Land Commission Act.