In Summary
  • The ongoing titling programme is being undertaken by the county in conjunction with the national government.
  • The mediators are expected to help resolve land disputes to ensure more residents get title deeds.
  • The the officers involved include surveyors and planners.

The many land cases pending in courts have prompted the Nakuru County government to train mediators to help resolve the disputes and hasten the issuance of title deeds to residents.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui, in an interview with the Nation, said most land cases can be solved through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms as opposed to filing court cases. This, he said, will ensure the ongoing titling programme benefits more residents.

"The county has embarked on training officers from the county and national governments on alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to help fast-track the process. The title deed is not only proof of ownership but also a catalyst to economic empowerment as it can be used to get loans," said Governor Kinyanjui.

LAND DISPUTES

The ongoing titling programme is being undertaken by the county in conjunction with the national government.

Statistics from the courts in the region indicate that at least 50 percent of cases involve land disputes and are threatening to frustrate the ambitious programme.

The mediators are expected to help resolve land disputes to ensure more residents get title deeds under the titling programme.

The Nation established that the officers include surveyors and planners.

Mr Kinyanjui said his administration, in collaboration with the Ministry of Land, targets to issue at least 100,000 title deeds.

So far, 42,000 title deeds have been processed.

TITLE DEEDS

Recently, the county government issued 7,000 title deeds to Naivasha residents and another 6,500 to land owners in Gilgil Sub-County.

Governor Kinyanjui has called on Nakuru residents to take advantage of the titling programme to acquire the crucial documents.

Among those targeted in the issuance of the documents include internally displaced persons (IDPs), settlement schemes, land buying companies and other individuals.

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