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State gives titles to Ndeiya and Mwihoko residents

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro. [David Gichuru, Standard]

Land feuds in Mwihoko and Ndeiya could be a thing of the past following the recent issuance of title deeds by the government.

About 1,000 title deeds were issued for Ting’ang’a ‘B’ in Mwihoko and another 5,500 for Ndeiya Settlement Scheme in Lari.

The land has been at the centre of family feuds and endless court battles over the years.

The issuance of the title deeds now brings to an end the long-suffering that most families have gone through.

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro said the processing of the documents was above board and called on leaders not to politicise the process.

“We had a lot of problems in Mwihoko because people had put up buildings on plots that did not belong to them, but it has been resolved. In Ndeiya Karai, some 25,000 households were settled in the Western Kiambu grazing area, about 20 years ago and ever since, they have been seeking to have title deeds. This is a big relief to them,” said Nyoro.

He said they were working closely with the National Land Commission to process 20,000 title deeds for Githunguri Ranching Scheme and others for Umoja, Kiang’ombe, Madharau and Misri informal settlements in Thika.

Nyoro said in two years’ time they would have issued title deeds to all genuine landowners.

“We don’t want people to politicize this titling programme. It was done between the national and the county governments, to help people own land,” he said.

A month ago, Nyoro issued over 100 block title deeds to landowners in Misri informal settlement in Thika town.