The National government is set to issue 50,000 title deeds to Nairobi residents, Deputy President William Ruto has announced.
Speaking when he attended a church service at PCEA Evergreen Church in Runda, Nairobi on Sunday, Ruto said the government was keen to solve issues surrounding land ownership in the country.
"President Kenyatta and I take the matter of Nairobi very seriously. We have 50,000 title deeds for Nairobi and we will issue them out very soon,” said the Deputy President, adding that the title deeds were ready.
“We know there are a lot of challenges, but we will fix them,” he said.
The DP was accompanied by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, who promised to protect all public and private lands in Nairobi from grabbers and cartels.
“We are going to protect all the people, irrespective of their religion, tribe, race or their financial background. I have personally helped protect a lot of land belonging to churches from grabbers who were preying on them,” said Sonko.
Other leaders who flanked Ruto included; Governors Joseph ole Lenku (Kajiado), Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu) and Senators Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi) and Beth Mugo (Nominated), MPs Kanini Kega (Kieni), Timothy Wanyonyi (Westlands) and Moses Kuria (Gatundu South).