Eastlands residents duped in government’s ‘free’ title deeds saga

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Political mind games are taking shape in the recent issuance of 50,000 title deeds in Nairobi’s Eastlands area presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

A section of Eastlands residents today stormed City Hall demanding answers on why  law firms involved in preparation of title deeds are asking for  Ksh. 30,000 per title deed.

The sale of the 50,000 title deeds will yield approximately 150,000 shillings that are supposed to compensate the five law firms contracted to process them.

They accused the county government officers  and the lawyers of colluding to extort money from them even after the president and Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko assured them that the tittles deeds were free.

But in a quick rejoinder Nairobi county executive for lands Charles Kerich confirmed the charges saying the county was not able to pay the law firms that were involved in processing of the tittle deeds.

A statement that clearly indicates how Nairobians were taken for a ride by the county government when they announced to the public that the titles were free.


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