ADDRESS PROTRACTED DISPUTES

Juja Lands registry to open in three months

Construction will start next week and is expected to be completed by December this year.

In Summary

• Residents welcomed the project, saying it will bring services closer to them.

• The area National Government Constituency Development Fund has allocated Sh8 million for construction of the offices.

Juja MP Francis Munyua on Monday
Juja MP Francis Munyua on Monday
Image: JOHN KAMAU

A Lands registry is being constructed in Juja to fast-track disputes resolution in the area.

Cases of grabbing, multiple allocations of parcels, disputes emanating from rogue land-buying firms and succession wrangles have been on the rise in Juja constituency.

Constituency manager James Mwangi said on Monday the area National Government Constituency Development Fund has allocated Sh8 million for construction of the offices.

 

Construction will start next week and is expected to be completed by December this year.

“Land matters have been so emotive in Juja and it has always been the dream of our MP Francis Munyua to have offices in Juja. The dream has come true and residents will soon get the essential services here and have all their land problems solved,” he said.

The manager said the opening of the offices will also fast-track the issuance of title deeds and ward off notorious grabbers.

He noted that major developments such as the tarmacking of the Juja-Gatundu road has attracted hoards of grabbers.

“Land grabbers have been the worst nightmare for Juja residents. The notorious grabbers have been forging ownership documents and kicking legitimate owners out of their properties. This will soon be a thing of the past and all stolen land parcels will be given back to the rightful owners,” Mwangi said.

 

Residents welcomed the project, saying it will bring services closer to them.

“Finally there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Most of us do not have crucial land ownership documents, but we now believe that we will finally get them once the offices open doors,” resident Rebecca Muoria said.

 

Edited by A.N