MPs raise fears of double titling of land in Nairobi

Lawmakers yesterday raised fears of double land titling after it emerged that the five law firms contracted to carry out the process in Embakasi West Constituency were not cooperating.

Lawyer Kamau Mbugua of Mbugua Atudo and Macharia Advocates, told National Assembly’s Committee on Lands that his firm had received 967 title deeds and was not aware of 822 ownership documents processed by another firm, Musyoka Annan law firm.

Mr Mbugua told the committee his firm had received allotment letters and since processed 967 deeds.

“The county government contracted us and other four firms with whom we have been doing this job... I am not aware of how many titles have been prepared by the Musyoka Annan firm. I also do not know if they are holding any mother title,” the lawyer said.

It was his admission that saw MPs raise fear that the process could result into double registration, putting the firm in a spot on measures they had taken to avoid parcel of lands being allocated to more than one person.

Lungalunga MP Khatib Mwashetani, who chaired the session, questioned why the five firms were not sharing information to avoid double registration in the process that had dragged on for years.

Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny told the firm to come up with clear guidelines to prevent double allocations.

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