Governor Joseph Lenku says many families are embroiled in endless court disputes over land because fraudsters have devised cunning ways to falsify documents.
County Commissioner David Kipkemei, Speaker Johnson Osoi and Gvnr. Joseph Lenku.
“For a while I have been concerned by rampant cases of land fraud that have choked entire county, and I will not continue watching as genuine investors and land owners are conned of their land property by unscrupulous individuals,” said Lenku.
Lenku spoke in Ngong on Wednesday during Jamhuri Day fete when he said his administration will protect all land owners and urged people with land cases to try arbitration and seek assistance from county land alternative dispute resolution committee.
He disclosed that discussions are at an advanced level in setting up community mediation committees to complement courts and other mechanisms to address rampant land disputes.
The governor showcased some of the milestones achieved as a county in moving to transform the region.
Some of them include roads that are under construction in partnership with the county and national governments and universal healthcare under the Mbuzi Moja, Afya Bora Programme.
Programmes to grow and preserve hay, he said, are underway while efforts to create access to local markets for agricultural produce are beginning to bear fruits.