More than 1700 residents of Kakelo Kamroth Sub location at Kokwanyo ward in Homa Bay County have been given title deeds.
The beneficiaries have lived at Kakelo since independence but did not have titles to the land they occupied.
Governor Cyprian Awiti said the move was aimed at ending land wrangles, which has been a menace to the economic development of the area. The first batch of title deeds were disbursed in collaboration with the national lands commission at Sh 26million.
“Since inception, the County Government has issued 80,000 title deeds across the County to enable people subject their land to economic use,” the Governor said.
Area MCA Omuga Oriango helped achieve this by working closely with surveyor to effectively plan and address land issues in the sub-location.
Present at the ceremony were the Deputy Governor, Hamilton Orata, CEC member for transport and infrastructure Nicholas Koriko, Energy chief executive Pharres Ratego, Lands Chief Officer Mr George Opiata among others.