Lands Ministry given 30 more days to regularise 3mn title deeds

December 20, 2017 11:47 am
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Last week, Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi stated that the Ministry of Lands has filed an application in court seeking an extension of the deadline by six months saying should the titles be cancelled, it would have adverse effects on the real estate, financial sectors and the economy in general/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 20 – The High Court has given the Ministry of Lands 30 more days to comply with an order on the regularization of over 3 million title deeds granted since 2013.

In last year’s ruling, the court found that the government erred by excluding the National Land Commission from the process of issuing land leases and title deeds.

Justice Joseph Onguto had given the State 12 months to comply with the directive.

The extension came after the deadline for the Ministry lapsed on Monday.

Justice Onguto suspended the adverse order to give the Government a year to fix legal shortcomings.

Last week, Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi stated that the Ministry of Lands has filed an application in court seeking an extension of the deadline by six months saying should the titles be cancelled, it would have adverse effects on the real estate, financial sectors and the economy in general.

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