By Mwakwaya Raymond & Peter Kombe
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The government plans to intensify livestock insurance program that is aimed at empowering the resilience and livelihoods of pastoral communities in Arid and semi arid lands ASAL counties.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said the government has invested 9.8 Billion through a five year Regional pastoral livelihoods resilience project within 14 counties.
Kiunjuri further announced a partial voluntary cover, where the government will provide an extra cover for every cover bought from the market.
Speaking on Wednesday at executive seminar on the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP) in Mombasa, the CS said the program currently covers about 18,000 farmers country wide.
Kiunjuri said “the program will be extended to other ASAL counties and I therefore request county governments and other stakeholders to set aside funds to compliment the National governments efforts of cushioning the vulnerable members of the societies from extreme shocks resulting from drought”
He called on insurance companies to carry out voluntary insurance schemes in order to enhance sustainability of the program.
He said “Kenya Livestock Insurance program is an important program for the arid and semi counties of Kenya and the country at large. Let me restate the importance of livestock to our economy. It is estimated that livestock contributes about 42% of the Agricultural GDP and cover 12% of the National GDP”
He further reiterated that the insurance scheme was first initiated in Wajir and Turkana Counties through the collaborative efforts between the State Department of Livestock and Private stakeholders.
“Mainstreaming pastoral production systems into the economic fabric of Kenya is also well captured in one of the key pillars of the Jubilee government big 4 goals of attainment of food and nutrition security in the next five years” he added.
The Agriculture and Irrigation CS noted that the insurance payout is also intended to provide resources for the purchase of animal feeds provide water and procurement of animal health care services or even move the animal to areas with better forage to cushion them against severe starvation and possible deaths.
The program is supported by the World Bank, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Financial Sector Deepening (FSD)
According to the CS the sub sector however is faced with a number of challenges that hinder its full contribution to the economy.
He said some of the challenges are drought and floods, in adequate financial services, disease outlets, under developed marketing structure and rangeland degradation among others.
“Our major policy documents recognize the centrality of the livestock economy and the challenges and provide the right policy direction. Such policy include the Agriculture Transformation and Growth Strategy being developed by the ministry to spur Agricultural Development, Seasonal Paper 2 of 2008 of the national livestock policy, the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy 2010 and the country’s Kenya vision 2030” Kiunjuri said
He challenged legislators to execute their mandate fully by monitoring and evaluating all development projects in their respective counties so as to avoid duplication of projects.
He added that soon the ministry will register all boreholes and water pans in ASAL counties for better monitoring and assessment.
By Mwakwaya Raymond Mwakwaya
A section of Mombasa Bishops have echoed the move taken by three Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC of resigning saying they are at liberty to leave.
Led by Bishop Martin Kivuva of Catholic Church, the Bishops said it’s their constitutional right to tender their resignation if they feel they cannot put up with the work.
At a Press Conference held on Tuesday at the Holy Ghost Cathedral the Bishops drawn from Kenya National Congress, Evangelical Alliance, Mombasa pastors fellowship and Methodist now want IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukat to take full control of the commission.
“A Commissioner left sometime back and three others left yesterday, the Commission is growing thinner and thinner and we want to call on Chebukat to take full responsibility of the commission and reaffirm its dignity” the Bishops said.
They called on the chairman to clear all issues that are dodging the commission and earn the trust of Kenyan vioters.
“If the commission fails to clear the issues currently causing unrest to commissioners we are sure the next elections will not be well organized and will automatically be in a limbo” Bishop Kivuva added.
The statement comes barely a day after three IEBC Commissioners resigned citing various issues with the chairman.
Vice chair Connie Nkatha Maina, Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat accused Chebukat for being unable to lead the commission.
They claimed Chebukat champions self, political interest at the expense of the commission hence accusing him poor leadership skills.
The Mombasa Bishop also took issue with the County Governor Ali Hassan Joho for not taking the issue of garbage collection with the seriousness it deserves.
They said there is no order in collection of garbage thus the town is left stinking day in day out.
“Mombasa is internationally known as a tourist destination and we are proud of this. Our status as a Tourist town demands that we keep high standards of cleanliness…” read the statement
They said the Kibaran dumping site is still an eye soar to Tourists and urged the county government to fully manage the area.
“We have also seen lots of Mikokoten (handcart) ferrying garbage to Kibarani causing traffic snag and risking the lives of the road users. Kibarani is at the entrance of our town as well as the exit to the airport. It gives our town unpleasant image and bad breath” they lamented
They further called on the county and national government to ensure all health facilities are fully supplied with drugs to enable locals to access proper medical services.
They called on Kenyans to embrace peace and tranquility for better coexistence saying they will soon conduct prayers for the nation.
Among those who were at the presser are Bishop Lambert Mbela of Redeemed Gospel Church, Bishop Tom Arat – Mombasa Pentecostal alongside others.
By Peter Kombe & Neema Mamuya
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National Agency for the Campaign against Drug Abuse NACADA has intensified its war on drugs and substance abuse in Mombasa County in a program dubbed NACADA Mashinani.
At a stakeholder’s forum in Mombasa on Tuesday, NACADA Chairperson Lt Rtd Julius Ayub said as per the responses from Mombasa county residents it is evident that the drug menace is a challenge to the county.
He noted that there is an urgent need for all the stakeholders in Mombasa County and the country at large to wipe out the menace.
The chair indicated that the agency will develop a mechanism that will ensure the drug menace becomes a history to the locals.
“From the responses we have just heard, it is clear that Mombasa County requires much of our support so as to fully combat this menace” the NACADA chief said.
The NACADA official called on the county government of Mombasa and other stakeholders to intensify the war on drugs.
At the same time, Francis Thoya Mombasa County Secretary noted that count has collected a substantial amount of money from the liquor and licensing board and called on local based organization to apply for funds to fight the vice,
“Between 2015/2016 financial year, the county government collected approximately Ksh 30 million as liquor licensing revenue and in the subsequent year 2016/2017 we accumulated approximately Ksh 20 million from the same venture” Thoya said
He outlined that the county government is committed to ensuring that the county is free from drug menace.
He pointed out that the funds accumulated from liquor licensing will be channeled to combat drug and substance abuse in the entire county.
The county secretary called on collaborative efforts between the county government, the national government and the civil society organizations in the fight against drugs.
Thoya attributed the escalating cases of crime in the county to drug usage amongst thousands of youths.
Meanwhile, Hussein Abdalla a MEWA Rehab official stated that most of the rehabilitation program is left in the hands of the civil society.
He noted that most Nongovernmental organizations carrying out rehabilitation programs lack sufficient funds.
“Civil society organizations lack the capacity to carry out rehabilitation programs, most of them are very poor” he lamented
The MEWA official urged NACADA to fast track the methadone programme rolled out in the county in a bid to rescue drug addicts.
Abdalla expressed concern in the ballooning cases of ‘Mugokaa’ usage in the county.
He said a lot of support is needed in carrying out the rehabilitation programs throughout the county.
As a government institution, NACADA supports the attainment of Kenya’s Vision 2030.
It recognizes the dangers that alcohol and drug abuse pose in society by undertaking various flagship projects as part of its performance contract targets each financial year to mitigate the negative effects of drug abuse.
The National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.
It was established by the NACADA Act of 2012 (CAP 121B) of the Laws of Kenya mainly focusing on demand reduction.
The aim of demand reduction is to empower the general public with sufficient information to facilitate informed decisions against the debut and/or continuation of consumption of intoxicating substances.
It involves providing preventive education, public awareness and advocacy, life skills, treatment and rehabilitation, and psycho-social support to the target populations.
By Rachael Kavumbi
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As the Tourism stakeholders are trying to rejuvenate the industry, fire tragedy has drastically brought down their concerted efforts on the revival of the once lucrative sector.
Two different hotels were on Monday destroyed by fire after power outage occurred at Causarina area in the outskirts of Malindi town.
According to the owner of Kenga Giama Resort Nicola Mosca, the fire started at around 1.00pm after a slight light at the top of the roof.
He said he had to rush to call the Kenya power and lighting office in Malindi and the fire brigades, G4s officers to rush and assist in putting off the fire as some of the guests were still in their rooms while others were at the swimming pool.
“They helped us in dismantling what we could but it’s so unfortunate that we had lost almost everything in the hotel which has tourists a good number of tourists. Good Samaritans rescued them after goons tried to steal their belongings after the fire outbreak” Mosca said
Mosca condemned some of the locals who came posing as good Samaritans only to steal the belongings of the tourists.
He said “It was really a hectic moment when saving the lives of the tourists while goon’s struggled to loot their belongings after the response from the fire office was slightly slowly”
He added that due to the heavy wind experienced along the beach front the fire spread very fast to the next hotel Dorado cottages Resort and flashed everything too.
“We were unable to move the two brand new cars at the parking area due to the large number of guests which had to be given the first priority to save their lives,” he said.
According to eye witness of the incident, they noted that the there was a power trigger which was as a result of two wires touching each other at the power post.
However the good Samaritans blamed the fire brigade department for not reporting on time at the scene pointing a blame finger to the county government of Kilifi for not equipping the fire sector.
“The fire brigades arrived late with little water when the fire had spread to other roofs, properties was already on fire,” said one of the witnesses.
Mary who is a neighbor said the affected resort said the fire spared due to the iron sheet roofing.
Addressing journalists at her home ground after the G4s office secured his house, she noted that it is time for hotel owners to change the roofing stle to avoid such incidences.
“I thank God for the miracle but I urge people who will be willing to help in such incidences to respect people’s properties instead of looting,” she noted.
Area Police boss Matawa Muchangi confirmed the incident and assured the tourists that security would be beefed up as they are being relocated and warned goons who looted their properties that the long hand of the government shall catch up with them.
By Peter Kombe & Mwakwaya Raymond Mwakwaya
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National Land Commission has issued a 21days ultimatum to residents and businessmen who operate within Tononoka area which is a government land to submit their legal ownership documents for verification.
Chairman Muhammad Swazuri said the Commission has embarked on a verification program that will enable the government to reposes land owned by people with fake documents.
Speaking to various stakeholders in Mombasa on Monday, the chairperson ordered the claimants to lodge formal documents to the commission explaining how they acquired their different parcels of land.
The NLC boss noted that the commission has received several complaints concerning Tononoka plot which includes the Tononoka Childrens Court.
“We are asking those claiming ownership to write to us and tell us how they acquired their plots. This area include the Tononoka Children’s Court and the historical Tononoka ground,” he said
The NLC boss stressed beyond any reasonable doubt that the Tononoka plot is a government land mapped and dated 1914 as per land records.
He further explained that any government structure erected during the pre colonial period had unique features including red tiles (Mangalore type) with origin from India.
“It is no doubt that this area is a government land. All governments’ plots had a unique characteristics” he added
He noted that the role of the commission is to protect all type of land whether public, community or private land from invasion by private ventures.
The NLC chair indicated that Mombasa County is one of the areas with escalating cases of land grabbing.
He noted Kizingo area within the County as one of the areas with several cases.
He however assured Kenyans that there is no parcel of land without a title deed insisting that all land is on record at the lands office.
“All the land in Kenya is recorded in the lands office. There’s no land without a title,” Swazuri noted
He further indicated that some claimants have a tendency of rushing to courts seeking for court orders to safe guard their personal interests.
Swazuri claimed that some of the court orders are not genuine.
He appealed the judicial systems to thoroughly scrutinize all court orders presented before court to avoid illegal occupancy.
The chair noted that the first ever title in Mombasa county was given out in 1832.
He said the law does not allow illegal ownership of land
The National Land Commission of Kenya is an independent government commission whose establishment was provided for by the constitution of Kenya manages public land on behalf of the national and county governments.
It initiates investigates into present or historical land injustices and recommends appropriate redress, and monitor and have oversight responsibilities over land use planning throughout the country.
It was officially established under The National Land Commission Act, 2012.
By Peter Kombe
The Ministry of Agriculture has given out a stern warning to unscrupulous traders after officially announcing a ksh 4 billion pay package to farmers.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said the farmers who delivered maize at the national cereals and produce board will receive their package only after undergoing a thorough vetting.
“Before the ministry makes any payment to any farmer thorough vetting will be done in a bid to avoid paying unscrupulous traders,” he insisted
The CS indicated that any unscrupulous trader identified by the ministry will face a full force of the law.
Addressing the Media in Mombasa on Saturday, CS Kiunjuri added that already a parliamentary supplementary budget has been tabled in parliament to look into the issue.
“Any trader who will be identified by this ministry and not vetted shall face a full force of the law so that he should not frustrate genuine farmers” he insisted
The official however disclosed that in actualizing the payment scheme the ministry will put a limit on the delivery to be made.
The government official further noted that before making any payment transaction, the ministry must ascertain the source of maize.
He added that the national cereals and produce board has a total of 120,663, 90 kilogram bags of maize valued at ksh 386,121,360 lined up for payment.
“We shall ascertain the source of maize before we pay. Already there is maize at the NCPB that farmers need to receive payment of,” he said
On the issue of the army worm infestation in various regions in the country, Kiunjuri noted that the pest is a real threat to the food security of the state.
He explained that the pest does not only feed on maize alone but about 50 per cent of the plants.
The CS outlined that the only way to eradicate the worm is through effective control methods.
“This fall army worm can best be managed through effective control. The ministry is committed to ensuring that this pest is managed” he said
The top ministry official advised Kenyan farmers to carry out an early morning spray during the first 14 day after infestation.
He said the ministry will soon issue guidelines on the ways of managing the outbreak of the pest.
He pointed that Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia are among the most affected counties.
“The pest is common in the basket counties of Nandi, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia. We shall give directions on how we shall combat the pest very soon,” he said
The ministry has so far recommended the use of the following pesticides in control of the army worm; Vantex 60- Gamma Cyhalolothrin, Coragen 200 SC- Chlorantraniliprole, voliam targo 63- SC Chlorantraniliprole, Marshal 250 EC- Carbosulfan, Belt 480 SC- Flubendiamide among others.
At the same time, Kwanza Constituency Member of Parliament Ferdinand Wanyonyi urged county governments to chip in and financially assist the ministry in combating the spread of the worm.
He called for a joint effort between the county governments and the national government.
“We need to pull our efforts together and county government must come in and assist, they should at least raise 3 million of 30 million in this fight,” he said
The legislator estimated the fight against the pest at Ksh1 billion.
Meanwhile Turbo lawmaker Janet Sitienei urged the Agriculture ministry to put into consideration the interests of the small scale farmers.
The ministry should consider the interests of the small scale farmers. I thank the effort that the ministry is doing to ensure that farmers are paid,” the legislator noted.
By Rachael Kavumbi & Mwakwaya Raymond Mwakwaya
Fresh attempts to change the political stand for the Coast region seem to be gearing up few months after the golden handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga.
Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka and Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa are now luring Kilifi governor Amason Kingi to jump ship to the ruling part Jubilee.
Speaking in Malindi on Saturday, Lusaka said there is need for politicians to join the ruling party to realize any meaningful development initiatives in their areas of jurisdiction.
“I want to ask you to build a political partnership with the ruling party that’s how your people will benefit from the National government” said the speaker.
Lusaka cautioned the locals to be wise enough not to be left out due to political party stands that cannot deliver anything to them.
“Though we respect the wish of our political leaders but I think there is also need to balance between politics and development” Lusaka added.
He said he would now be languishing in poverty had he not joined Jubilee party and he wants Kilifi people also to follow suit so as to join the ruling party and reap what he termed as political goodies.
On her part Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa was diplomatic enough and thought it wise to say her mind though a Giryiama song.
Jumwa led the crowd to sing the song which she said was purposely meant for the governor who was not present at the women fundraiser.
She said “I know you have a song for governor Kingi and I want to join you as we sing it so that he may get to know of our stand wherever he might be”
(Namala fugaluzwee Kingi, namala fugaluzwee, kala kundafungaluza Kingi wee vina faidha yani…..we want to be changed Kingi.. We want to be changed and if we won’t be changed then what benefit is there…)
The crowd burst into joy as they sang through the song which was meant for their governor while his young brother Magarini MP Michael Kingi listened attentively.
However the MP had earlier indicated that though there are several interactions between different politicians from different political parties that should not mean they have already joined Jubilee.
“Soon we shall give a way forward on which political party we should join but I can assure you that we shall have our own political party before joining any political wing” King said
Kilifi Nominated senator Christine Zawadi stressed the point of joining the ruling party saying she’s already reaping benefits.
“Though Jubilee Party did not win any political seat in this region am happy because I was nominated as a member of the senate courtesy of the ruling party” the first time senator said.
Meanwhile speaker Lusaka assured Kenyans that devolution is there to stay adding that the county governments will be full strengthened.
“I want to assure you that we cannot do away with devolution, so whoever thinks that such a thing will happen must be in slumber” the former govern noted
The speaker also challenged women to embrace the table banking so as to combat poverty and change their lifestyle.
Over 1,300 members across the County have so far enrolled themselves in the table banking initiative and will now benefit from Kshs 7,627,000 million raised at the fundraiser.
The table banking was started way back by the deputy president’s wife Rachael Ruto.
By The COAST Newspaper Reporter
Leased medical equipment worth Sh400 million is yet to be utilized three years after they were procured.
Tana River County Director of Health, Dr. Oscar Endekwa, said two fully equipped operation theatres and two equipment sterilization units had not yet been fitted in the earmarked health facilities due to lack of space.
Also not in use is the fully fitted renal unit after two components got damaged on transit to the Hola County Referral Hospital and the supplier is set to replace them when the current heavy rains in parts of the country subside, Dr. Endekwa said.
He said lack of trained staff to run the renal unit had also been an impediment but noted that one nurse had already been trained while a doctor and four other nurses are set to be trained soon.
However, the county has two fully fitted modern radiology units at the Hola Referral Hospital and the Garsen Health Centre, two fully fitted operation theatres at the referral hospital and the Bura Health Centre and one equipment sterilization machine at the referral hospital.
Dr. Endkewa said the equipment procured under the Managed Medical Equipment Scheme, had been set to be installed at the county referral hospital and Garsen Health Centre, but some of them had to be relocated due to lack of space.
The Hola Referral Hospital had been set to receive two fully fitted operation theatres, two equipment sterilization units, a renal (kidney dialysis) unit and a modern radiology unit, but only one operating theatre, one equipment sterilization unit and the modern radiology unit were operational.
He said one of the theatres and an equipment sterilization unit, which had been set to be installed in the modern maternity wing at the hospital, will have to be fitted at the emergency section following a delay in the completion of the maternity wing.
Dr. Endekwa, who was speaking to journalists in his office, said Garsen Health Centre only managed to accommodate the modern radiology unit, forcing the two theatres and equipment sterilization units to be relocated to Ngao Sub County Hospital and Bura Health Centre.
“One of the theatres has already been installed at the Bura Health Centre while the other will be fitted at the Ngao Sub County Hospital, although the two facilities had not been earmarked to benefit from the scheme,” he said.
Also to be installed at the two health facilities are the equipment sterilization units, which are mandatory in hospitals with operating theatres.
“The decision to relocate the equipment to other facilities since the time to install them, as agreed with the supplier, had lapsed and the county could lose the machines to other areas.
Journalists were able to see the modern radiology unit, which experts said was being underutilized due to lack of awareness.
The unit has a modern x-ray machine, an ultra sound machine, a mammogram and a dental x-ray machine (orthopantomogram).
The hospital is however yet to acquire a Computerized Tomology Scan (CT Scan) machines and patients requiring the service have to be referred to other hospitals.
“That explains why we have to refer patients to other facilities despite the fact that we have modern equipment,” the director said.
Dr. Endekwa clarified that the equipment had been leased by the National Government through the Ministry of Health and that the county government was not paying anything to the supplier as earlier believed.
“The procurement was done by the Ministry of Health and the money is being paid by the ministry while the supplier meets the costs of repairs in case of breakdowns,” he said adding, “However, proceeds from use of the equipment will benefit our county.”
By The COAST Newspaper Reporter
Civil Society Organizations want county governments across the country to formulate budgets geared towards peace building process.
The Civil Societies are also calling on County Governments to initiate peace building activities among different communities so as to promote peaceful coexistence between them.
Societies drawn from across the Coast Counties led by Executive Director Kenya Community Support Centre (KECOSCE) Phylis Muema said most of the peace building initiities are left in the hands of human rights crusaders while the constitution allows the counties to fund such activities.
She noted that the initiative requires concerted efforts from various stakeholders including support from the National government.
“The county governments should come up with a budget that will support the peace building process. It is habitual that most of the peace building process is left to CSOs,” she lamented
The vocal human rights activist however, urged the civil society fraternity to execute their mandate responsibly.
She noted that the aim of the civil society is to push in for an accountable, transparent all inclusive, cohesive and integrated society.
“CSOs have their responsibility as well. Mombasa has had quite a number of challenges especially the security sector” she said
Muema called on Kenyans to work closely with both levels of governments in a bid to eradicate cases of lawlessness within the county.
The activist attributed the escalating cases of insecurity in various parts of the county to the increasing unemployment levels among the youths.
“Unemployment is currently rampant in Mombasa. We are here to forge way forward on how we shall sustain our peace” Muema said
She urged the national government to come up with a proper legal framework that will effectively deal with Al-Shabaab returnees.
She vehemently called for the passing of the national rehabilitation and reintegration policy to look into the welfare of the returnees.
She further blamed the government for not developing any clear policy on Al-Shabaab returnees.
“There is no policy that deals with Al-Shabaab returnees. We ask the government to speed up the passing of the rehabilitation policy in a bid to accommodate the Al-Shabbab returnees,” she said
Meanwhile, Muslims for Human Rights Chairperson Khelef Khalifa called on the police department to execute their mandate responsibly without infringing on the rights of Kenyans.
He said the police have developed a tendency of harassing innocent Kenyans in many areas of the county.
“The role of the police is to protect Kenyans. It is unfortunate that they are the same people who infringe Kenyans in our roads” he lamented
He claimed that road blocks have become an economic hub for most of the police officers.
At the same time, Fahad Changi, a Muslim for Human Rights official attributed the emergence of criminal gangs especially in Likoni Sub County to idleness among the youths.
He however expressed concern on the sprouting of criminal gangs in Likoni who have threatened security among the locals.
“I want to commend the efforts done by the relevant stakeholders including the office of the Member of Parliament in Likoni and the deputy county commissioner for their support in combating criminal gangs,” he said
Fahad noted that due to concerted efforts by security agents and the locals the rate of crime has heavily reduced unlike the past.
“Of late there has been a reduction in the rate of crime in Likoni” he said
The Coast civil society organizations have been at the fore front in championing for the rights of locals.
By The COAST Newspaper Reporter
The government is set to fully role out land digitalization program in the Coast Region.
The ministry of lands also intends to issue over 450,000 land titles to all Kenyans by the end of June 2018.
Speaking in Mombasa on Monday during an official visit at the lands registry offices, Gideon Mung’aro Cabinet Administrative Secretary lands ministry said the program will bring to a close the perennial land disputes witnessed in the country.
Mung’aro stressed Kenyans will be able to access the land register through their smart phones once the program is accomplished.
“We are carrying out the digital land program initiated recently to facilitate the issuing of titles to Kenyans. The coast region is one of the areas of our concern,” he told Journalists at Uhuru Na Kazi building in Mombasa
The Cabinet Administrative Secretary disclosed that over 10,000 titles will be issued to Kwale County by the end of June 2018.
“We are moving at a time where Kenyans will get all information related to land through their phones,” he said
The state official indicated that the digital land registry will be ready by 2020.
At the same time the CAS warned all lands officers to diligently serve Kenyans without fear or favor.
He said the ministry will not put up with incompetent officials.
“The ministry will not entertain land officials who are unable to execute their duties. If you think that you cannot work in this ministry then down your tools and give room to other deserving Kenyans,” Mung’aro warned
Mung’aro further disclosed that Mombasa County will soon be a Centre of the digital land title program.
“The ministry has already set a target. By 2020 the land register will be digitized. As a ministry we are working with all stakeholders in order to ensure that this program is a success” the official indicated
He called on Kenyans to cooperate with the ministry of land officials and other stakeholders in a bid to actualize the ministry’s’ agenda.
He also noted that the digital land program rolled out by the ministry will limit squatters from moving from one parcel of land to another.
He warned Tourist squatters who move from one portion of land to another after being allocate a place to stay by the government.
“We are working on a program as a ministry that will ensure that squatters who get titles for a plot do not own another plot anywhere in the country,” he added.
Gideon Mung’aro was recently appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as the Cabinet Administrative Secretary in the ministry of lands and physical planning.