Cabinet Secretary urges land owners to use Title deeds to spur development

Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum Products Dr. Monica Juma has advised land owners in Kitui County to use title deeds to uplift their living standards.

The CS noted that the ongoing nationwide distribution of title deeds was meant to empower land owners economically as they can use the vital document to obtain loans from financial institutions.

Juma gave the advice Wednesday when she handed over 20,400 title deeds to land owners in Kitui South and East constituencies in the County. She commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for his initiative on massive production of title deeds.

“During President Kenyatta’s ten years’ office tenure, a record 6 million title deeds have been issued to land owners across the country against five million title deeds which had been issued since the country gained independence in 1963,” she said.

“Let us use the title deeds wisely to spur development in our communities such as financial gains meant to improve our standards of living,” the Energy and Petroleum CS advised.

Juma further observed that the title deeds will offer solutions to numerous land grabbing cases and other related land conflicts.

The CS who was accompanied by the area County Commissioner Mr. Rioba Mbogai and his county security team directed the Deputy County Commissioners to offer safe custody of title deeds on behalf of land owners who would seek their services for the security of the vital document.

“I know there are some of you who due to security reasons at your respective homes, would like the safety of your title deeds guaranteed. I do advise you to hand them over to your respective Deputy County Commissioner for safe custody,” she advised the residents.

The CS launched the title deeds issuance Monday in Mwingi Town saying that a total of 74,000 Title deeds will be handed over to owners across Kitui County this week.

Juma said the issuance of title deeds was free and that the government had delivered the same at owners’ doorstep thus calling on residents whose land had been adjudicated to collect the document from their respective Chief offices.



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