By Bell Pere
The County Government of Narok is working with the department of Lands to ensure that all land owners in the county have their title deeds by the year 2022.
Governor Samuel ole Tunai made the pledge when he inspected Ongata Nando Primary School in Narok East Sub County recently.
The Governor said they have initiated the process of demarcating all communal land in the county in a bid to ensure the land owners have individual title deeds.
Tunai added that they have already done the Suswa Ward, Leshuta and Kojonga areas where thousands of title deeds have been distributed to the individual land owners in the last two years.
He however asked three Maasai sections namely, Purko, Kekonyoki and Ildamat that have had conflicts over land boundaries to sit down and agree so as to hasten the process of issuing the important land document.
The Governor who was accompanied by Narok East Member of Parliament Ken Kiloku urged local leaders to help in resolving existing differences to facilitate the quick processing of title deeds.
Development comes when people own land because they can build permanent structures for business or residential areas, he noted.They can also use the title deeds to ask for loans from financial institutions, added the governor.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that his Government is solving the historical land disputes in the country through the intensified issuance of title deeds.
Over 5 million title deeds have been issued to Kenyans since the year 2013 when the Jubilee government came to power.
Besides individual landowners and group ranches, the Ministry of Lands has announced that it will issue title deeds for community land in the largely pastoral county and to resolve land disputes.