Closure of Nairobi Lands Registry
Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney has announced the closure of the Nairobi lands registry at Ardhi House, Nairobi, on Tuesday, April 27, to allow the ministry to fully migrate to the new lands registration system.
Karoney noted that the ministry had worked round the clock to ensure that the National Land Information Management System known as Ardhisasa is complete.
She noted that the transition was vital in order to ensure efficiency in terms of management of records and transactional services in the land sector.
The ministry will resume normal services on Wednesday, April 28, through the digital platform.
The digital migration is meant to deal with cases of fraud involving land, and delays in service delivery. This means that a number of title deeds will be cancelled and replaced with new ones.
Karoney affirmed that the transition is in a bid to comply with the Land Registration Act 2012, a law that sought to collapse land registration processes in the repealed land registration laws into one.
Previously, the land registration processes were governed by five laws: Indian Transfer of Property Act of 1882, the Government Lands Act (Cap.280), the Registration of Titles Act (Cap.281), the Land Titles Act (Cap.282), and the Registered Land Act (Cap.300).
Further, the lands ministry introduced a platform for members of the public, who felt affected by the new changes, to file complaints.
The complaints would be filed at the customer care center within the Ministry’s offices at Ardhi House, 1st Ngong Avenue, Nairobi.
Karoney affirmed that the ministry is dedicated to ensuring the smooth transition into the digital system in order to effectively carry out services to Kenyans.
“I wish to assure land and property owners as well as the general public that the ministry is taking great care to protect property rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of Kenya and the laws that govern land administration and management in Kenya,” Karoney vowed