Lands CS Farida Karoney has announced the extension of the titling exercise at the Embakasi Ranching Company in Ruai.
The signing of leases and issuance of title deeds to shareholders of the company had been scheduled to end this week, but will now run until October 16.
The CS had earlier said that the Embakasi titling exercise would be extended to allow all the shareholders to be served.
Karoney said the slow pace of issuance of title deeds at the company is due to a lack of original documents by landowners and proper succession documents in cases where landowners are deceased.
“One of the challenges we have faced is the lack of proof of ownership. In some cases where the landowners are deceased, there are no proper succession documents. We urge all landowners to work with their lawyers to get the proper documents so that we can fast-track the processing of their title deeds,” she said.
She added that the ministry is capturing biometric data of the landowners during the exercise, as part of the on-going digitalisation process.
The exercise, which is being conducted at the Embakasi Ranching Company offices in Ruai, was officially commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the KICC in August.
So far, more than 7,000 out of the 30,000 title deeds have been issued, ending a 45-year wait for the landowners.