Govt to Register All Parcels of Land in New Plan

Land CS Alice Wahome at the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone in Mombasa on November 6, 2023.
Lands CS Alice Wahome at the Kilifi County Lands Registry on November 6, 2023.
Alice Wahome

The Ministry of Lands has revealed plans to register all parcels of land in the country.

In its strategic plan spanning from 2023 to 2027, the Ministry outlined its ambition to establish verifiable registration of land details nationwide.

Led by Lands Cabinet Secretary Alice Wahome, the Ministry highlighted that this objective would be pursued through the implementation of four key strategies, one of which involves conducting surveys of land boundaries.

"The strategies include fast-track ascertainment of rights and interest on land in adjudication sections and community land.

Ardhi House which is the Ministry of Lands headquarters in Nairobi County.
Ministry of Lands

"Also through the establishment of settlement schemes and settlement of the landless," read the strategic plan in part.

The government intends to acquire 273,000 hectares of land to settle those without a home.

On the other hand, the Ministry will also prepare pleasure and fast-track the issuance of title deeds and land leases.

Meanwhile, the Wahome-led Ministry added that it would decentralise its offices across the country so that Kenyans can be able to access various services easily.

In the process, the ministry will set up 29 new registry index map amendment centres and construct 35 land centres.

Additionally, the ministry highlighted other strategic plans including the use of technology in the determination of land value, digitisation of government services and the construction of affordable houses.

"This Strategic Plan is pivotal to the implementation of BETA priorities and seeks to promote job and wealth creation through affordable housing, secure land tenure, enhanced revenue collection, and sector value chains promoting the country's national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for improved livelihoods.

"Consequently, the Plan is a guiding framework whose execution will promote socio-economic transformation with the ultimate goal of delivering our vision of secure land tenure and a sustainable built environment for all," the CS noted in the strategic plan.

Deputy President William Ruto issues title deeds to a resident of Mosop, Nandi County on March 13, 2020.
President William Ruto issues title deeds to a resident of Mosop, Nandi County on March 13, 2020.