Digitisation of land records almost complete, CS says

Lands Cabinet Secretary Zachariah Mwangi (left) with Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja (R). [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Lands, Housing and Urban Development Cabinet Secretary Zachariah Mwangi Wednesday said that digitisation of land records in Nairobi is almost done.

"We have already digitised most of the land records in Nairobi. Only about 30 per cent is remaining and I want to assure Kenyans and residents of Nairobi that we will soon be done," Mr Mwangi said.

Mwangi said the ministry will move to other counties as soon as they are done with the capital, with the process projected to end countrywide in 2024.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the National Lands Information Management System, dubbed Ardhisasa, and rolled out the digitisation programme on April 27, 2021, to ease property registration and introduce transparency in land administration and management.

"We have officers at the ministry who are busy auditing the Ardhisasa platform. We will soon send out a communication once they are done," Mwangi said when he paid a courtesy call to Nairobi Regional Commissioner Kangethe Thuku at Nyayo House in Nairobi

"Going forward, we will be working with regional commissioners to solve land disputes. We are keen to ensure issues to do with land and development are tackled in a better way than has been the case."

Ardhisasa was developed by the Ministry of Lands, the National Land Commission and other key partners.