× Business BUSINESS MOTORING SHIPPING & LOGISTICS DR PESA FINANCIAL STANDARD Digital News Videos Health & Science Lifestyle Opinion Education Columnists Moi Cabinets Arts & Culture Fact Check Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Karoney sets up task force to guide on digitisation

By Dominic Omondi | Aug 8th 2018 | 2 min read
By Dominic Omondi | August 8th 2018
Lands CS Faridah Karoney flanked by Nakuru Deputy Governor Eric Korir. [Suleiman Mbatiah/Standard]

Digitisation of the land registry has started in earnest after a 17-member task-force was constituted to come up with a guideline on the process.

The task-force on electronic land transactions, registration, conveyancing and other related activities was named on Friday by Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney.

It will study and review the laws that inform the country’s land registration and transaction, and has two months from the date of publication of the notice to submit the draft guidelines and a final report to the CS.

“It is notified for the general public that the Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning has constituted a task-force on Electronic Land Transactions, Registration, Conveyancing and Other Related Activities under the Land Registration Act, 2012, the Land Act, 2012 and the Community Land Act, 2016,” said Ms Karoney.


The team, which will be led by the chairman of Institution of Surveyors of Kenya Erick Nyadimo, will in the next 60 days be seeking views from the public or interest groups on how to leverage on technology to make the land registry more transparent.

Other members of the task-force include David Kuria, Caroline Kihara, Jasper Mwenda, Charles Wamae, Lucy Moinket, Esther Njiru-Omulele and David Gatimu.

Others are Mildred Ambani, Eugine Lawi, Sarah Mama, Eric Mugo, Edward ole Kateiya, Carolyne Menin and Catherine Ochanda.

Pauline Pesa and Belinda Akello are the team’s joint secretaries.

Karoney has made digitisation of the land registry her top priority since she replaced Jacob Kaimenyi at Ardhi House in February.

“We welcome ideas from all our stakeholders to fast-track the digitisation of all our land records,” the CS said during a consultative meeting on simplifying land registration.

Share this story
Matiangi, Mucheru Sh3b registration headache
Critics question why it is being fast-tracked and tendering single-sourced.
China rejected Kenya's request for Sh32.8b debt moratorium
China is Kenya’s largest bilateral lender with an outstanding debt of Sh692 billion.