County applying wrong land rates – Assembly (Nakuru)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kennedy Gachuhi] Taxpayers in Nakuru have been paying irregular and exorbitant land rates to the county administration, the county assembly has revealed. The Assembly’s Committee on Lands, Housing and Physical Planning yesterday exposed, in a report, how landowners had been paying the rates based on an old and obsolete valuation roll.…


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Transactions on land finally set to go digital

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Dominic Omondi] The laborious process of sifting through a mountain of old, dusty files just to extract a document at the Lands Registry could soon be a thing of the past. This is after the Government developed new regulations that will enable Kenyans to extract, retrieve or access any document from…


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NLC in fresh storm on cash demands

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Wainaina Wambu and Protus Onyango] The National Land Commission (NLC) is caught up in a new storm for demanding facilitation cash from individuals and companies seeking its intervention in land disputes. The latest controversy was sparked by a demand by NLC officials to Telposta Pension Scheme to pay Sh8.2 million to…


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Lands PS meeting with ISK Officials

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Share      [Source: @Lands_Kenya on Twitter] The Ministry of Lands Principal Secretary Dr. Nicholas Muraguri today met with other top management officials from the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, ISK,  to discuss on the review of legislation in the Survey profession. The PS stated that the Ministry will make use of technology at the Survey of Kenya…


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Budget cut to slow down land deals digitization

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Lynet Igadwah] Parliament has revised the budget for automation of land transactions following delays in its implementation, further frustrating the Ministry of Lands’ efforts to digitise. The Budget and Appropriations Committee (BAC) has slashed Sh200 million for the year starting July. The ministry had planned to condense the land procedures into…


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Ruiru Land Registry opened at Sub-county offices (Kiambu County)

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Share      [Source: @Lands_Kenya on Twitter] The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney yesterday officially opened the Ruiru Lands Registry. More than 50% of land records have been relocated from Thika Registry to Ruiru. The CS urged land owners to conduct their land transactions with the Ministry of Lands officers to avoid being…


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Digitization of Records to ease property registration process – Lands CS

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Share      [Source: Ministry of Lands Website, by Nelly Kosgey] Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney has assured Kenyans that the ongoing digitization of records at the Ministry of Lands will ease property registration process. Karoney addressing a stakeholder’s forum at a Nairobi Hotel yesterday said all security measures of ensuring safety of the documents will be put…


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Land ministry probe 600 employees in anti-graft purge

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Mwangi Muiruri] The Lands ministry is targeting 600 staffers in a corruption purge as it moves to redeem its public image. Lands Chief Administrative Secretary Gideon Mung’aro said the ministry was targeting employees found to lack integrity as well as those who do not meet the benchmarks of performance. “We will…


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