In Summary
  • Nairobi County Lands boss Charles Kerich said only 623 title deeds have been issued to Eastlands residents since the President launched exercise last year.
  • When the President presented 50,000 dummy titles, only 50 were ready.
  • But Mr Kerich blamed politicians for delaying process by asking residents not to pay Sh30,000 conveyancing fee.

It has now emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta was duped into presenting dummy title deeds at Jacaranda Grounds May last year. 

The revelations emerged during a Nairobi County Assembly Planning Committee sitting where it was revealed that during the ceremony where President Kenyatta presented 50,000 titles, only 50 titles were genuine. 

Appearing before the committee chaired by Waithaka MCA Anthony Kiragu, City Hall Lands and Housing minister Charles Kerich was hard pressed to explain who lied to the President into unknowingly presiding over the handing over of the titles when only 50 were ready. 

“As a committee, we want to know who lied to the President that 50,000 titles were ready whereas that was not the truth," said Mr Kiragu.

Mr Kerich confirmed that only 623 title deeds have been issued to residents of Eastlands since the Head of State launched the exercise last year.

While announcing that he had issued 50,000 title deeds to the residents in a move aimed at unlocking more than Sh20 billion through business and investment, Mr Kenyatta also promised that 100,000 more titles will be released by the end of 2018.


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