Mombasa, KENYA: The county government of Mombasa has said that they will offset the debts of the Waitiki-Likoni residents who were supposed to pay sh.184,000 per individual for title deeds.
Led by Deputy Speaker Rashid Mswabah,The County Government representatives on Thursday said the Waitiki people were poor residents and they could not afford that amount.
“The waitiki people can not pay for themselves; that is not fair and we as the county government we will pay for them the sh.184,000.” Said Nominated MCA Mohammed Hatimy.
The county government said that they will pay the amount within the statutory maximum period of 23 years in equal monthly installments as per the Settlement Fund Trustees Regulations.
The Ministry of Lands and Urban planning in Mombasa is expected to formalize the ownership and issuance of title deeds on freehold terms to the Waitiki residents.
Executive Secretary for lands planning and housing Hon Anthony Njaramba also said they will stand with the Waitiki residents as they are ready to help the people of Mombasa.
Earlier this year the Waitiki Settlement Squatter Programme coordinator, Mr Joseph Kanyiri, said each of the squatters were required to pay Sh 184,000 within three years.