Kaimenyi to an­swer queries on his­tor­i­cal land in­jus­tices

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Presidency -

State House is this morn­ing ex­pected to host a land sum­mit amid con­cerns that the Truth Jus­tice and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Com­mis­sion’s rec­om­men­da­tions have not been im­ple­mented.

State House spokesper­son Manoah Esip­isu said Lands CS Ja­cob Kaimenyi (pic­tured) will seek to an­swer, among other ques­tions, his­tor­i­cal land in­jus­tices.

The CS will also brief the sum­mit on the progress made in im­ple­men­ta­tion of the TJRC re­port on il­le­gally al­lo­cated land.

Kaimenyi will also say if his min­istry has re­pos­sessed land that was ir­reg­u­larly al­lo­cated to politi­cians and churches.

Kaimenyi is ex­pected to re­veal to the sum­mit the peo­ple who own the largest tracts of land and the progress made by Ju­bilee, through the Na­tional Land Com­mis­sion, to im­ple­ment re­forms in the Coast re­gion.

He will ad­dress the is­sue of ram­pant cor­rup­tion cases, dou­ble ti­tling, faulty or even fake ti­tle deeds, un­scrupu­lous land buy­ing com­pa­nies and mal­prac­tices in land con­trol boards.

Also to fea­ture in Kaimenyi’s ad­dress, will be his move to dis­band the boards and stream­line their op­er­a­tions, the re­ports of dis­ap­pear­ance of Green cards and land doc­u­ments and what safe­guards have been put in place to stop the vice.

The grab­bing of school play­ing grounds and sta­tus of the is­su­ing of ti­tle deeds to schools, will also be dis­cussed. The sum­mit will also fo­cus on state of Land Ten­ure and Re­newal of leases for for­eign­ers.

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