Schools bordering Mau still face challenges of acquiring title deeds, NLC reveals

It has emerged that four Sub counties in Nakuru County might not achieve much in the ongoing exercise to secure schools by ensuring they have land titles.

The sub counties are Kuresoi North, Kuresoi South, Parts of Molo and some parts of Njoro which Nakuru County National Lands Commission Coordinator Frankline Kimbelekenya says is due to matters surrounding Mau.

“We have got 4 sub counties in Nakuru where this exercise might have challenges due to the ongoing issues surrounding Mau.

However the government state departments are trying the much to ensure the challenges are addressed.

It should be noted that the National Land Commission is working closely with school heads to ensure easy processing of title deeds for public schools after it emerged that only 2,070 out of 27,000 institutions have acquired the documents.

Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday during a meeting with school heads from Kericho and Nakuru Counties on the same, Mr.Frankiln Kimbelekenya from National Land Commission lauded the program saying it will help to address the challenges of school land being grabbed by private developers.

“We are gathered here today because of a national exercise that is aimed at securing our schools so that in future we won’t hear of school land being grabbed by individuals” said Mr.Kimbelekenya.

The program to secure schools from land grabbers was started in 2015 through Shule Yetu Initiative.According to Mr.Kimbelekenya, they are working with the school heads on data finding on matters affecting schools from acquiring the land ownership document.

“Is an exercise that started way back in 2015 through Shule Yetu Initiative. What we are doing now with the heads and concerned state Departments is data finding to know matters affecting schools as far as title deeds are concerned” said Kimbelekenya.

Sentiments echoed by his Kericho counterpart in NLC who is also acting coordinator for Bomet County Mr.Simone Ting’aa.

It will be recalled that when she launched 2018 National Examinations at Pangani Girls’ Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the government is making every effort to secure public interest that lies in the country’s learning institutions.

The CS said the government will not relent in its quest to secure school lands.

“We will ensure that the schools that were established by our forefathers and fore mothers as well as many well-wishers do not fade into the sunset under our watch but remain the haloed grounds that they are through the sanctity of the title,” added Ms Mohamed.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Nakuru county National Land Commission coordinator Frankline Kimbelekenya addressing media at Nakuru Boys High school on September 18th 2018.

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