Digitized Land Records: How to Access Services Via ArdhiSasa System

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of the Ardhisasa platform on Tuesday, April 27.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of the Ardhisasa platform on Tuesday, April 27.
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, April 27, launched the National Land Information Management System (NLIMS) dubbed Ardhisasa as part of its digital transformation plan. 

    The essence of the platform, Uhuru pointed out, would be to speed up land transactions and enable the common mwananchi to access all services offered at the Lands ministry through the digital platform.

    "At the click of a button, users will now be able to search and carry out various land transactions, drastically reducing human interactions, delays and other inconveniences previously experienced at land registries," the President stated.

    A screenshot of the Ardhisasa website.
    A screenshot of the Ardhisasa website.
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    How to access Ardhisasa

    Users will be required to access the site via ardhisasa.lands.go.ke

    Register an account on the site through a four-step process. Provide details such as identification serial number, Identification number, phone number and email address. 

    In each step, it verifies your details by sending a verification code to your phone number and email address. 

    Input your password to complete the registration process.

    The site takes you to your portal which has various services categorised under departments.

    Services you can access in the following tabs:

    Under land registration tab:

    Registration of a certificate of either titles or leases, replacement of titles, a search of the property and various charges and transfer of property.

    Land Administration tab:

    Subdivision of land, extension or renewal of the lease, change of user, lease preparation, and subdivision of property.

    Physical planning tab:
    Approval of part development plans, plan preparation and certificate of compliance. 

    Survey and mapping:
    Search for sectional property, application of new grants, amalgamation (merging) of property and also an application for re-survey.

    Valuation tab:
    Asset valuation, estate administration, arbitration, government leasing and purchase

    Adjudication and settlement:
    Users can access formal judgment on a disputed case as well as settlement agreements.

    National Land Commission: 
    Users can access land allocation services.

    Uhuru urged Kenyans to be patient with the Lands ministry in case they come across errors within the system. He noted that those with complaints ought to seek help from the Lands ministry which would sort the necessary issues.

    Further, he noted that the system had been rolled out in Nairobi county and assured that more than 20 counties would be covered by the end of the year.

     "The Nairobi land registry will from today not be taking manual applications following the launch of the #Ardhisasa platform as the Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney has said," Uhuru affirmed.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of the Ardhisasa platform on Tuesday, April 27.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of the Ardhisasa platform on Tuesday, April 27.
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