New era beckons at the land ministry as systems go digital on 3rd of April

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIOBI,1ST APRIL 2018-

Land transactions  will on Tuesay go digital countrywide bringing to an end manual systems that have been blamed for rampart  cases of corruption at Ardhi house in Nairobi.

This means that going forward any transaction  related to land buying or selling will only be conducted online only.

Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri says digital roll-out will improve services and increase transparency at the Land Registry and eliminate reduce fraud.

Services to go online include transfer of ownership (transfer of lease and transfer of land, payment and issuance of land rent clearance certificates, payment of stamp duty, registration fees, consent fees, application and withdrawal of caution, registration of land documents and searches.

Property owners in Nairobi

property owners in Nairobi with titles under the repealed Registered Land Act and repealed Registration of Titles Act who wish to make transactions on their land are required to access their details online.

They further need to confirm

their land is listed in their profile under the ‘Manage Property’ menu by logging into LIMS via the eCitizen portal, if it is not, they need to validate it.

“Any party holding documents ready for registration and was locked out by the closure of the registries should present them by Friday, April 13, 2018. Citizens are highly encouraged to process their transactions online as it ensures genuine transactions, efficiency, accountability and reduces fraud,” read the Notice from the Ministry. 

The Lands Ministry closed the Nairobi and Central Registries at Ardhi House for the last two weeks in order to clean up records and validate data.

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