Former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta has moved to court to compel the Land Registrar to issue her with a title deed for 1,000 hectares of land based in Taita Taveta County.
In court documents filed at the Milimani High Court, obtained by Kenyans.co.ke, Mama Ngina together with former Taveta MP Basil Criticos contend that they are both co-owners of the land.
The duo, who have listed Attorney General Justin Muturi as a respondent, added that they are yet to be issued the title deed despite being the actual owners of the land.
Additionally, the two indicated that only the Land Registrar can explain why they have been denied the title deed.
A photo of Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi
“In breach of his said statutory obligation or duty, the 1st Respondent has to date failed to issue to the applicants (former First Lady and the MP) the said Certificate of Title in relation to the said parcel of land L.R No. 10287/7 Taveta.
“The said breach or failure by the 1st respondent (the Chief Land Registrar) denies the applicants the statutory right to have or hold the said Certificate of Title as evidence of proprietorship of their said parcel of land,” read the court documents in part.
The duo wanted the matter certified as urgent.
Consequently, in orders issued by Justice John Chigiti, the matter was certified as urgent with Mama Ngina and the former MP expected to file a substantive motion within 14 days.
Muturi and the Land Registrar were also directed to file and serve their responses within 14 days after being served by the applicants.
“The Applicants shall thereafter file and serve their submissions within 14 days. The Respondents shall thereafter file and serve their submissions within 14 days of service.
“The matter shall be mentioned on March 5, 2024, to report compliance,” read the orders in part.
Ardhi House, Lands Ministry headquarters in Nairobi