Corruption in Land sector affects foreign investment, says Kaimenyi

Corruption in Land sector affects foreign investment, says Kaimenyi

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

Nairobi, KENYA: Land Cabinet Secretary Prof Jacob Kaimenyi has said that Corruption in Land sector has adversely affected local and foreign investment in the country.

Speaking during the launch of Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission program for the examination into systems ,policies,in the lands ministry on Monday, Prof. Kaimenyi said that stakeholders in the land sector ought to cooperate to fight corruption menace.

“When people want to invest in Kenya and want to buy land ,they must be sure that there is resource we need to avert scenarios where investors fear processing their land title deeds due to its uncertainty.”Prof Kaimenyi said.

The program is reported to have been launched so that EACC can help Land Ministry to identify loopholes leading to corruption in the ministry; after it emerged that the land sector emerged the 3rd most corrupt in the 2015 EACC report .

Prof Kaimenyi indicated that there is need for implementation of anti-corruption policies in order to effectively fight corruption.

EACC director Halaque Waqo urged relevant authorities to fast track land reports including Ndungu reports to clean up the messes in the sector.