Waiguru say government fast-tracking processing of title deeds for South Ngariama
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru says the government is fast-tracking the process of issuance of tittle deeds to people living in South Ngariama Ranching Scheme.
Waiguru says once disputes that have delayed adjudication process are resolved, the government will move in to issue tittle deeds.
The governor who spoke during development tour of the area noted that issuance of tittle deeds for the 17000 acres of land, has taken too long because of endless disputes.
She said that her administration was in consultation with the Ministry of Lands to ensure that the titling process, which had been halted by a court order, resumes.
“As you can recall, we had started the adjudication process but were stopped due to political interference. We are hoping that the process resumes and that no one loses their parcel of land to middlemen and brokers,” said Waiguru.
The Governor further said that the County Government has no other interest than to ensure that the land matter was permanently settled.
Waiguru said she had sought intervention of President William Ruto to ensure the fast-tracking of the tittle deeds issuance process.
She pledged to ensure the process is done in a fair and transparent manner.
“We want to ensure this land issue is resolved once and for all without anyone losing any parcel of land,” the Council of Governors (COG) Chair said.
While urging residents to cooperate and ensure the process was successfully concluded, Waiguru said there was political goodwill to have the about 8000 residents get their title deeds.
The governor asked residents to reject early 2027 campaigns and asked elected leaders to focus on serving the people.
She said that her development plans for the people of Kirinyaga will not be derailed by premature campaigns.
Early this year, a court order issued by Justice John Mutungi sitting at the Kerugoya Environment and Lands Court directed Ministry of Lands to resolve the disputes that had rocked the area for over three decades.
Residents had sought Governor Waiguru’s intervention to have them issued with tittle deeds so as to end anxiety of losing their land to brokers and middlemen who keep grabbing their land.
Murinduko Member of County Assembly (MCA) Charles Nyamu urged the residents not to pay money to individuals claiming to be in position to help them get tittle deeds.
“Anyone asking you for money is not an official of the government and you should therefore not involve yourselves with them. The Governor is handling the matter on our behalf and all we ask is for your patience,” said Nyamu.
Nyamu called on residents to support the initiative by Governor Waiguru and ignore naysayers out to mislead them in order to derail the process.