Kaimenyi warns landgrabbers as title deed collection drops

Kaimenyi warns landgrabbers as title deed collection drops

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Lands Cabinet Secretary Prof. Jacob kaimenyi. FILE/PHOTO.

Nairobi, KENYA: Lands Cabinet Secretary Prof Jacob Kaimenyi has sent a stern warning to land grabbers whom he says are reigning impunity in the land sector.

Speaking in Nairobi on Thursday Prof Kaimenyi said that the ministry will take action against the culprits  adding that the trend is affecting investments in the country.

“The government re assures the public that private and public land is protected by the constitution,encroachment or invasion of public and private land is a matter that will not be tolerated .”Kaimenyi said.

He added that the government is fast tracking reforms in the land sector through inter-governmental talks to sanitize the sector.

“The legal frame work exist and what we need is to achieve this objective, we need to work with all the stakeholders  so that people don’t keep on invading other peoples land.it is very unfortunate.” He added.

Kaimenyi further raised the ministry’s concerns over the significant drops of title deeds collection in the country which stands at 6 percent accusing some politicians of politicizing issuance of title deeds.

He has assured all Kenyans  that all titles processed by the Ministry of Lands are authentic.

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According to Kaimenyi the ministry is putting up mechanisms to tackle the cost of title deeds which is hampering the collection process countrywide.