The Star (Nairobi)

5 December 2012

Kenya: Corruption By Lands Officers Will Not Be Tolerated - Orengo, Bifwoli

Officials at lands ministry who are involved in corruption during issuance of title deeds will face the sack according to lands minister James Orengo.

Speaking at Ukwala town in Ugenya during the commissioning of a Sh5.4 million lands office, Orengo and his assistant Bifwoli Wakoli said the move is aimed at ensuring members of the public receive genuine service delivery without bribing.

"Lands officers are supposed to enhance the issuance of title deeds and those out to enrich themselves will have to go," said Wakoli.

Orengo said his ministry intends to devolve land services and will take title deeds to strategic places where wananchi can easily access them.

He said Ukwala and Siaya lands offices are two such facilities and added that they will be digitalised soon so as to get rid of the backlog.

Orengo while responding to Alego-Usonga MP, Edwin Yinda over the concern of lack of title deeds among most residents, said by the end of this financial year all the residents within the constituency shall have acquired title deeds.

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