NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 9 – Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu now says the Chairman of the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) Charles Nyachae should raise his grievances with the ministry instead of calling for her sacking.
Speaking at the Survey of Kenya National Titling Centre on Monday, Ngilu said that Nyachae had not specified areas she has failed in her ministry before calling for her sacking on accusations of non-performance.
“Instead of going to the media to call for my sacking, Nyachae should have come to me in my office and indicated areas he thought I had not performed well. As for me, it is the Kenyans who will decide whether I have worked or not. I have done a lot since I took office,” she stated.
Nyachae had called for the sacking of Ngilu and chairman of the National Land Commission Muhammad Swazuri, accusing them of failing to execute their mandate.
Ngilu also toured Huruma estate Monday when she commissioned the land registration programme for Nairobi and called on everyone to be transparent especially in dealings on land property.
“We must be very straight in what we are doing. You must know our officers. You must be the ones showing them what to do. Please, if we in the ministry have not been straight, please do not join that group that has been causing problems. Be part of the group that is determined to straighten matters. Usually it takes two people, those who come and remove the document that we have and the one that is saying put that document here,” she said.
The aim of the program will be to identify the owners of property and to issue them with genuine title deeds.
The CS further stated that land surveyors will demarcate the land owned and called on those with allotment letters to present them so that their titles may be processed quickly.
While issuing a strong warning to grabbers and those who acquired land illegally, Ngilu stated that this is part of the initiative to straighten up the lands registry at Ardhi house.
“Working together with the county government and ourselves, for sure the records will show who the owner of the land is and who the thief is. If you are of the latter, please come forward and tell us, I acquired this land illegally, please, get me my own property. If you do not do that and we catch up with you, I tell you, the consequences will be dire,” she said.
Mathare Member of Parliament Stephen Kariuki who was also present lauded the initiative while stating that it will ensure that no one is treated unjustly.
“Our people are prepared to work hard and even join their resources together to buy land as long as we have been given the right documents,” he stated.