FAKE TITLE DEEDS
The National Land Commission will order the arrest of people who present fake documents.
Chairman Muhammad Swazuri on Friday said the commission has received thousands of fake documents from people fighting to keep their property.
“Going forward, we will be referring them to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Anti-fraud Unit where they will be investigated and the case will become a criminal offence,” he said.
Swazuri, NLC vice chairperson Abigael Mukolwe and commissioners Emma Njogu and Samuel Tororei were presented with a title deed.
“We will have to take firm action against those appearing before the commission with fake documents. This is a serious issue the commission will take action on,” Mukolwe said.
The NLC has held public forums across the country to review grants and dispositions, including public utility land and government houses grabbed by private developers.
The commission has revoked title deeds believed to have been obtained fraudulently.