LAND TITLE CONVERSION UNDER THE LAND REGISTRATION ACT (No. 6 of 2012) AND
THE LAND REGISTRATION (REGISTRATION UNITS) ORDER, 2017
The Ministry wishes to notify the general public that we have published the conversion list and cadastral maps with respect to the second batch of parcels within Nairobi in Gazette Notice No. 520 of January 26, 2021 pursuant to Regulation 4(4) of the Land Registration (Registration Units) Order, 2017.
The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning is undertaking a conversion process of land parcels within the Nairobi Registration Unit for migration from the repealed statutes to the Land Registration Act, 2012. This is in compliance with Section 6 of the Act and Regulations 4 to 9 of the Land Registration (Registration Units) Order, 2017.
The conversion process will result in the replacement of old titles with new ones issued under the new regime while retaining the ownership, size and the other interests registered against the respective title.
The Ministry published Gazette Notice No. 11348 of December 2020, the conversion list and cadastral plans in respect of various land parcels within the Nairobi Registration Unit. The notice was also published in the MyGov pullout carried in the Star newspaper of January 12, 2021 and the Daily Nation newspaper of January 19, 2021.
An explainer in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be accessed on the Ministry’s website under the “FAQS” tab.
The general public is advised to take note of the information contained in the notices and particularly the accuracy of the land reference number and acreage.
The Ministry has set up a complaints desk at the customer care center within the Ministry’s Offices at Ardhi House, 1st Ngong Avenue, Nairobi to handle queries and complaints.
Any person who is aggrieved by the information on the notice is advised to:
I. Lodge a complaint with the Registrar by completing relevant forms LRA 96 set out in the Second Schedule to the Land Registration (Registration Units) Order, 2017 or LRA 67 set out in the Sixth Schedule to the Land Registration (General) Regulations, 2017. The Forms can be accessed from the complaints desk or downloaded from the Ministry’s website lands.com
II. Attach certified copies of identification documents.
The Registrar is obligated by law to resolve all complaints within ninety (90) days of receiving any such complaint(s).
The Registry Index Maps (RIM) are accessible to land owners for verification of boundary details at the Survey of Kenya Headquarters, Ruaraka, on request.
The conversion of land parcels is an ongoing process implemented on a county by county basis beginning with Nairobi City County. This process shall run simultaneously with digitalisation and roll-out of the National Land Information Management System (NLIMS).
The general public is notified to be on the look out for further Gazette Notices as we continue with the conversion process.
I wish to reiterate the Ministry’s commitment to property owners and the general public that the Ministry is taking great care to protect property rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of Kenya and the laws that govern land administration and management in Kenya.
Farida Karoney, EGH
January 29, 2021