Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Lands Dr. Nicholas Muraguri visited the county government of West Pokot in an ongoing tour across the counties aimed assessing land records in preparation for online services. He said the Lands ministry is in the process of developing and implementing National Land Information Management system which will ensure effective and efficient access to land data.
Dr. Muraguri who was received by the county secretary said that there is need to harmonize land records across the country before the online services are ready for the public.
“Technology continues to change the way we deliver services to our citizens. We want to ensure that every citizen in this country gets easy access to land records.” He said.
In a meeting with the Lands Department team led by CS Dr. Mike Parklea, PS Muraguri stated that it is prudent to digitize the records at the Ministry to avert high numbers of unresolved cases.
Dr. Parklea welcomed the move saying that accessing records has been a challenge to many people as it involves manual records, bureaucratic and long processes that have impacted negatively on service delivery due to rampant misplacement of records and deteriorating paper records.
The exercise will begin in Nairobi and will be cascaded to other registries across the country.
Present were CEC Jackson Yaralima- PSM & ICT, Chief Officer Elijah Lopuke, Hellen Mutai the registrar in the County Registry, Sebastian Menza- Land Technical Officer for FAO and other officers from the lands department