Lands CS Farida Karoney photo
Lands CS Farida Karoney. FILE

The government announces new lands registration system transition with numerous title deeds cancelled and replaced to comply with the new law.

Lands CS Farida Karoney press release explains that the Land Registration Act 2012 would solve the trouble caused by the different laws that had created a fertile ground for fraud, delays in service delivery, centralisation of land services and threats to the right to property.

“The ministry has thus embarked on a process of conversion of all parcels from the ambit of the repealed statutes with a view to migrating to the purview of the Land Registration Act 2012,” CS Karoney announced.

The move will lead to the replacement of all land titles registered under the previous laws; Indian Transfer of Property Act of 1882, the Government Lands Act (Cap.280), the Registration of Titles Act (Cap.281), the Land Titles Act (Cap.282) and the Registered Land Act (Cap.300).

“I wish to assure land and property owners as well as the general public that the ministry is taking great care to protect property rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of Kenya and the laws that govern land administration and management in Kenya,” she vowed.

The move will lead to the collapse of land registration processes in the revoked land registration laws into one.

All titles issued under the repealed laws shall be cancelled and replaced with titles under the Land Registration Act, 2012.

The cancellation and replacement will transfer the parcels to the new regime while preserving the ownership, size and other concerns registered against the respective title.

The transformation will mean full use of the Registry Index Maps (RIMs) as registration instruments, replacing the deed plans.

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