grab­bing of school land

The Star (Kenya) - - News General -

The Na­tional Par­ents’ As­so­ci­a­tion has raised the alarm over con­tin­ued grab­bing of land be­long­ing to schools by in­flu­en­tial peo­ple.

Chair­man Ni­cholas Maiyo on Satur­day said of­fi­cials at the Lands min­istry have been col­lud­ing with the grab­bers to il­le­gally take over land be­long­ing to pri­mary and sec­ondary schools. He wants the Na­tional Land Com­mis­sion to speed up the on­go­ing sur­vey and is­su­ing of ti­tle deeds pro­gramme for all pub­lic schools. “We have asked our school boards and par­ents to be on the look­out,” Maiyo said.

Last week, NLC Chair­man Muham­mad Swazuri launched the school ti­tle deed is­su­ing pro­gramme. He said only 8,000 schools have ti­tle deeds.

Swazuri said the pro­gramme will en­sure all schools get ti­tle deeds to pro­tect them from grab­bers.

“The com­mu­ni­ties around the schools, in­clud­ing the lead­ers, must know that it’s their re­spon­si­bil­ity to pro­tect the school land and pre­serve it for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions,” the NLC chair­man said.

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