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Beware: Title deeds for plots around Lake Naivasha could be fake, MP warns

File Pic: A view of Naivasha lakeview Property on sale by prc.co.ke

File Pic: A view of Naivasha Lake View Property on sale by prc.co.ke

Investors seeking land around Lake Naivasha have been warned to keep off as majority of the title deeds are fraudulent.

Issuing the warning, Naivasha MP John Kihagi who is also a member for Institute of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) said that many buyers were falling prey to unscrupulous land dealers.

Kihagi said that majority of the land been sold around the lake fell under the riparian area which belongs to the state.

“We have come to learn that some people are selling part of the riparian land to unsuspecting traders and we are calling on potential investors to be wary before buying this land,” he said.

Addressing the press in Naivasha, Kihagi said that the ongoing process of reclaiming all blocked corridors around the lake would continue.

He said that the parliamentary committee on land was working with the National Land Commission in opening the corridors.

The legislator noted that a committee formed by Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua had already identified all the blocked corridors around the lake.

 “Some traders have grabbed public land and we shall make sure that all the blocked corridors are opened up,” he said.

This came as Naivasha sub-country commissioner Mohamed Abass issued the red alert over an increase in bogus land buying companies in the area.

Abass called on members of the public to be wary of the companies and uncertified surveyors who had invaded the lakeside town.

The alert comes barely a week after the sub-county security team expressed its concern over an increase in the number of land disputes in the region.

The commissioner said that his office was dealing with at least five cases of land disputes in the area every week.

“We are calling on members of the public to wary of bogus land buying companies and surveyors around Naivasha town,” he said in his office.

Abass identified Mai Mahiu and Longonot areas as some of the region with high number of land disputes.

-The standard

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