In Summary
  • The irregularities range from improper issuance of new parcels and deed plan numbers to inaccurate surveys.
  • The report reveals that land records at various registries are handled by interns, casual labourers and people termed as volunteers without supervision.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has unearthed irregularities in land management that are exposing the Ministry of Lands to cartels and fraudsters.

In the report released Wednesday, EACC identifies several irregularities ranging from improper issuance of new parcels and deed plan numbers, inaccurate surveys, irregular map amendments, double registrations of parcels and forgeries in land transactions.

Other loopholes highlighted in the 171-page report include inefficiency in bulk title processing at the National Titling Centre, lack of record management policy, unauthorised access to land records, absence of a system of tracking records, and existence of parallel, duplicate and missing records.

INCOMPETENT STAFF
The report, which was launched by Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney and Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri, reveals that land records at various registries are handled by interns, casual labourers and people termed as volunteers without supervision.

Such unauthorised people undertake duties such as retrieval of files, filing of land records and conducting searches, hence opening the window to fraudulent activities.

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