The ministry of lands has ordered that the coast counties do away with the manual registry and introduce a modern digital registry.
“The use of the digital record is provided for under section 9 and 10 of the Land registration Act number 3 of 2012.It is also in line with the ministry’s policy of digitization of all land records,” the notice said.
“My ministry’s target in the next four years is to ensure that 3 million Kenyans who may own a piece of land will have it surveyed, registered and a title deed issued. This is just the beginning of this process,” said the Cabinet Secretary for Lands, Charity Ngilu.
Kenyans have been having it rough trying to get information of ownership or availability of land in Kenya with the process being taken over by corrupt officials.
Digitizing land records can only bring efficiency and transparency for those aiming to acquire land in the near future.
With digitization, potential land owners can send a text message to a short code to confirm the state of a certain land. They could also be easily accessible through the internet.