Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja on Thursday June 22, 2023 issued 100 title deeds to public facilities within the city . More than 39 public schools and ECDE Centres in Nairobi received their title deeds after years of being in the dark.
The move will not only grant ownership to the schools but also provides protection against land grabbers.
The issuance of these 100 deeds is part of a larger batch of 2,000 deeds that were issued at Green Park terminus.
“We have captured data for more than 7,500 properties under our titling program, and the Ministry of Land has assisted us. Today, we will begin issuing the first 2,000 deeds, and the remaining ones will be issued in due course.” Governor Sakaja stated.
Some of the 39 schools that received their title deeds include Ngei Primary, Wango Primary, Juja Road Primary School, Mukuru Kwa Njenga Primary, Joseph Apudo Primary, Mukuru Kayaba Primary School, and Baba Dogo Primary School.
Other schools on the list are Bahati Primary School, Garden Estate Primary School, High Ridge Primary, Kahawa West Primary School, Karen C Primary, Kibera Primary, Kibora Primary, Kirigu Primary, Mathare 4A Primary, and Zawadi Primary, among others.
Nairobi County has 205 public primary schools and 95 secondary schools.
During the event, Dagoretti North MP Beatrice Elachi raised concerns about a portion of Lavington Primary School that was allegedly grabbed.
Sakaja, however, assured Elachi that as they issue a title deed for the 19.7 acres of Lavington Primary School, they will also make efforts to recover the remaining acres that are allegedly held by private developers.
Ndakaini Water Dam, Ruiru Water Dam, Pumwani Hospital and Kasarani Health Centre are among the Public Facilities that also received land documents.