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Over 1,000 title deeds lying uncollected in Meru South lands office

The lands officer also cautioned residents against selling land but instead use title deeds to get loans that can help them establish businesses for economic empowerment.

By Free Press Reporternewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comWednesday, 07 Sep 2016 15:12 EAT

Residents of Meru South have been given notice to pick up their title deeds in time to reducing those piling awaiting collection. Lands officer Jonah Mwambia said about 1,000 title deeds have been lying uncollected in his Chuka office.

He spoke in the presence of Meru South Deputy County Commissioner Omar Salat, at Kiracha, Chuka Igambang’ombe constituency on Friday during a public Baraza.

He said many title deeds risk becoming worn out after lying uncollected for years. “We have documents that have been at our offices since 1980s and no one is coming to claim them,” he said.

The lands officer also cautioned residents against selling land but instead use title deeds to get loans that can help them establish businesses for economic empowerment.

He also lamented increase of boundary disputes in the district. “I urge residents to use alternative dispute resolution methods in solving them since my office is overwhelmed by such cases, they can use surveyors instead,” he said.

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