County trains mediators to solve land disputes
The County Government of Nakuru is training mediators to help resolve land disputes to help residents benefit from the titling program.
Governor Lee Kinyanjui on Wednesday said most land cases can be solved through alternative dispute resolution as opposed to filing court cases.
The mediators are expected to help solve land disputes to ensure more residents get title deeds under the ongoing Nakuru titling program.
Speaking in Kongasis, Gilgil Sub-County, the Governor said his administration in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands targets to issue 100,000 title deeds. So far 42,000 title deeds have been processed.
Recently, the Governor issues 7,000 title deeds to Naivasha residents and another 6,500 to landowners in Gilgil.
He called upon residents to take advantage of the Nakuru titling program.
“This document is not only proof of ownership but also a catalyst to economic empowerment as it can be used to get loans,” he said.
The Governor at the same time said his administration will help youth in Nakuru to engage in livestock farming and grow hay and other animal feeds.
He said Nakuru County leads in the production of hay and it is a high time youth grow it to meet market demands.
The Governor was responding to plea by youth from the area for technical support and training to help them engage in livestock farming.
The Governor also announced that the Ministry of Agriculture will support the County Government’s pyrethrum revival program.
The Governor said he has met Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri who will visit pyrethrum farmers in Eburu in two weeks as the National Government moves to support the growth of the crop.