President Kenyatta orders issuance of title deeds to schools
President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Lands and the Nairobi County Government to issue title deeds to all schools in the name of school committees and boards of governors.
He asked leaders, including Members of County Assembly (MCA), to report to the authorities land stolen in their areas.
“If you are an MCA and you know there is public land that has been grabbed, inform us so that appropriate action can be taken to ensure justice has been done,” he said.
The President’s directive comes in the wake of events following the illegal accusation and subsequent repossession of a parcel of land belong to Langa’ta Road Primary School in Nairobi.
On Monday, there were was a violent confrotation between the police, school pupils and members of the civil society at the school during which several pupils were injured after the law enforcers lobbed teargas to disperse the protesters.
President Kenyatta spoke on Thursday when he launched the construction of the Nairobi Eastern Missing Link roads at Nairobi’s Muratina Road/Gen. Waruinge Junction.
Emphasizing the Government’s determination to take development projects to all parts of the country, the President expressed satisfaction that the road project has commenced in the Eastlands where majority of Nairobi residents live.
“We want to ensure that Kenyans wherever they are in the country receive services and are proud of their Government,” the President said.
President Kenyatta said the construction of roads in the Eastlands will accelerate development and enable businesses to thrive.
The President asked road contractors building the roads to employ the youth from the area. He also asked young people to help in safeguarding security, saying no develop will be achieved without peace and stability.
“This is one way of building investor confidence and creating employment for the youth in the country,” President Kenyatta said.