Govt Announces Requirements in Nairobi Mass Title Deeds Issuance After Uhuru Directive

  • Ministry of Tourism CAS Joseph Boinnet receiving the title deed from President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2019.
    Ministry of Tourism CAS Joseph Boinnet receiving the title deed from President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2019.
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  • The Ministry of lands has issued a raft of new requirements for the upcoming mass title deeds issuance exercise in Nairobi.

    In a notice carried in local dailies on Sunday, February 6, the Ministry announced dates and conditions for the issuance of title deeds for owners of Embakasi Ranching Company plots.

    The state announced that the exercise would resume on Monday, February 14 and last for five days until Friday, February 18.

    "The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning has been issuing title deeds for Embakasi Ranching Company plot owners since the presidential launch in August 2020.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta presenting land title deeds to a section of beneficiaries of the National Land Titling Program at KICC, Nairobi in2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta presenting land title deeds to a section of beneficiaries of the National Land Titling Program at KICC, Nairobi in 2020.
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    "In order to successfully conclude the process, the plot owners are requested to present yourself at the Embakasi Ranching Company office grounds from Monday, February 14 - Friday, February 18, 2022, between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with all your documents as proof of ownership," read the statement.

    In the new directive, the Ministry has hit all the applicants with a raft of requirements targeting individuals, companies as well as self-help groups.

    Individuals are expected to carry 3-coloured passports, an original and a copy of their National Identification Card, copy of the share certificates as well as a copy of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) PIN certificate.

    Companies must present a copy of the certificate of registration, a copy of KRA PIN certificate and a certified copy of CR12.

    Other requirements expected of companies include copies of the KRA PIN as well as National IDs of the directors and three coloured passports of each director.

    For self-help groups, partners must present the certificate of registration, copies of the KRA PIN as well as National IDs of the trustees and three coloured passports of each trustee.

    President Uhuru launched the programme in August 2020 after the company, Embakasi Ranching Company, ran into financial headwinds.

    At the time, there were 35,000 shareholders of the firm and a few got their title deeds in the initial exercise overseen by the Head of State.

    The Head of State also waived the Ksh1 billion processing fee. Individual applicants had been expected to pay as high as Ksh30,000 for the process to be completed.

    The exercise was halted in May 2021 with some 8,000 beneficiaries expected to get the new title deeds.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta issuing title deeds at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre
    President Uhuru Kenyatta issuing title deeds at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre
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