Over 36,000 Lamu households will be proud property owners in the coming weeks!

This follows the national government’s unveil of 1 million title deeds, which paves way for Lamu County’s title deed issuance process.

The 36,000 issuances validate Governor Fahim Twaha’s land reforms strategy that promised to legitimize the status of small land owners in 2016.

Joining President Uhuru Kenyatta at the launch of the title deed issuance ceremony in Nairobi yesterday, Governor Twaha lauded President Kenyatta for seeing through his national land reforms program, and helping to unlock Lamu County’s land ownership impasse.

“The structural reforms at the national level have helped to expedite an otherwise long-winded process that has affected the issuance of title deeds at the County level.”

And added: “I’m glad because we’re slowly delivering on our commitment to the Lamu people. By issuing title deeds, we are not only resolving the land issue, but also allowing our people to utilize their land in a productive manner without worrying about losing it,” he said.

In the last 4 years Governor Twaha has issued approximately 6,300 title deeds.

“Title deeds will enable landowners and businesses to access credit facilities from financial institutions, affording them the chance to build permanent homes and practice crop and animal farming free from ownership disputes,” said Governor Fahim.

He added that, the move will also play a big role towards curbing insecurity which risk undermining peace and the intended benefits of massive government investments in the county, including the Lamu Port and the LAPPSET corridor.

Land reforms under President Kenyatta, executed by Lands CS Farida Karoney have facilitated registration of 6,1000,945 new title deeds.