A statement by the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning highlighted that the event will be part of the president’s Nairobi Titling Programme, which was launched in 2018 to fast track the issuance of title deeds to bonafide landowners in Nairobi.
During the Makadara Day celebrations in May 2020, the president insisted that the centrality of land in the socio-economic conversation was part of the Big 4 Agenda for economic transformation.
â€œA critical motivation for waging the war of liberation against colonial rule was land. Regaining our land from the colonial masters and laying a personal claim to it was a motivation for the struggle.
“That is why the â€œtitle deedâ€ became a sacred emblem to majority Kenyans. It is a token earned from a struggle of sorts,â€ he stated.
The Lands Ministry indicated that National Titling Programme had seen over 5 million title deeds issued in different parts of the country in just 8 years.
â€œAfter 50 years of independence, 6 million title deeds were issued by 2013 when I assumed the Presidency of our nationâ€¦but in only eight years, an additional 4.5 million title deeds have been issued under my administration,” a past statement by Uhuru reads.
500,000 title deeds have been issued since then, bringing the total number title deed issued during the Jubilee Party administration to 5 million.
In 2015, during the issuance of title deeds to squatters of Waitiki Land, the president stated that land issues would be addressed so that no politician would use land to gain political mileage.