Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney has today announced that the Central Land Registry will finally go digital at the end of July after being shut down in 2021 to make room for digitisation.
Karoney stated that the ministry had already gazetted 84,000 land parcels slated for transition to the Land Registration Act 2012, 64,000 of which had reached maturity.
“The law stipulates that we must wait for 90 days to close the register and migrate to a new one. We are currently processing the 64,000 so that we can go live with the second registry in Nairobi,” she said.
According to the CS, the action is a step in the conversion of all parcels out of the jurisdiction of the abolished statutes and into the 2012 Licensing Act.
She added that the elimination of all other registers will also stop the confusion and fraud that parallel registers promote.
“Some people use different registration regimes to register the same parcel of land up to even five times with the motive of defrauding Kenyans,” she stated.
When the Nairobi Registry was launched in 2021, just 19,000 land parcels were on the ArdhiSasa platform, according to Karoney.
However, she added that the ministry is sure it will surpass the 60,000 land parcel threshold.