Opinion: The conversion of title deeds timely and long overdue – Ibrahim Mwathane

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Business Daily | by Ibrahim Mwathane


A gazette notice last December, anchored on a Land Registration order of November 2017, kick-started the process of converting Kenya’s title deeds, previously issued under multiple legal regimes, to a single regime under the Land Registration Act of 2012.

When the notice hit public space early this month, there was anxiety and confusion about what the conversion was about, and whether it doesn’t provide an opportunity for the dispossession of landowners. There was concern that it may open a window for mischief by unscrupulous officials, middlemen and quacks who have muddled up our land administration system for long.

These concerns were valid. Until then, there was a big information gap, and hardly any public sensitization on the matter…

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