In Summary

  • Governor Wa Iria said he is not issuing the leases to win votes from the community but to see the county grow.
  • He said the process that started one year ago with planning of the area was free and fair.
  • Mr Omari Abudu said for a long time they felt neglected with no road or any meaningful development in Mjini.

Thousands of Mjini residents in Murang’a County will Friday get title deeds after over 100 years of waiting.

According to Governor Mwangi Wa Iria, Murang’a county government had commissioned the surveying of the land to pave way for land titling after decades of waiting.

Speaking in Murang’a Town, Mr Wa Iria said they had embarked on a programme to issue land leases to the Mjini community who have occupied the land since 1890 but have never developed it due to lack of the important document.

Governor Wa Iria said he is not issuing the leases to win votes from the community but rather to see the county grow.

He said this will offer security of land tenure that is pivotal in opening up the area for commercial ventures and precisely in real estate.

FREE AND FAIR

He said the process that started one year ago with planning of the area was free and fair adding that they had surveyed and put beacons on the land.

Launching the exercise early 2016, Mr Wa Iria said everything was in place, promising to give them the leases before this year’s Christmas, a promise he has kept.

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