Nairobi, Friday 9th February 2018 …Re engineering procedure for registration of property… Kenya is currently ranked position 125 down from position 129 out of 190 countries globally in the “Doing Business Ranking database 2018” Report.

The Lands ministry was among organizations that were evaluated in the area of Registering Property in which nine procedures related to the registration of property were analyzed.

The Lands Ministry in collaboration with the Industrialization and Enterprise Development Ministry is working on programs to implement strategies geared at easing the way of doing business in the country.

The Program involves various Government Departments that provide critical services to investors.

Registration of property is one area that is targeted in the reform program.

Industrialization CS, Adan Mohamed Thursday attended a stakeholders meeting at Ardhi House which was attended by land PS, Dr. Nicholas Muraguri to review some of the developing strategies that are being implemented to help to improve the ease of doing Business in Kenya.

Both Mr. Adan and Dr. Muraguri commended members of the committee developing the strategies which they said were on course to drastically reduce the cost of doing business in the country.

“The Ministry has interrogated the property registration procedure and has developed strategies aimed at reducing the turn-around time from 73 days to 16 days.” Said the Lands PS.

The Lands PS said the Ministry has already implemented the online assessment payment of stamp duty, online payment of land rent and online title search in Nairobi County.

The Industrialization CS commended the Lands Ministry on the progress made towards the process of registering property on the online platform.

“The Government is keen on abolishing manual procedures for services that can be obtained online.” Said Mr. Mohammed.

The Industrialization CS emphasized the need of publicizing the system and making it mandatory for citizens to use the online system.