The Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes, Prof. Margaret Kobia on Wednesday 13th July and Thursday 14th July issued 17,943 title deeds in Tharaka Nithi County and 9347 title deeds in Embu County respectively.
The exercise follows the launch of the National Titling Programme by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on 22nd June 2022, which will see the issuance of 1 million title deeds by 20th July 2022.
In her address, the Cabinet Secretary praised the National Titling Programme which she noted had made it possible for marginalized communities to own land and therefore be empowered economically.
She also commended the digitalisation of land ownership through the Ardhisasa Programme and said that it is a tremendous reform measure that will ensure ease of doing business and reduce land fraud.
The 1 million title deeds that will be issued during this period are out of the 6 million title deeds issued under President Uhuru’s administration as compared to 5.6 million title deeds issued by previous administrations.
The issuance of title deeds is a key component of His Excellency’s administration’s transformative agenda for the country to resolve historical issues that have existed on land ownership.