Title deed payments waived and Makonde to be granted citizenship

Members of the Makonde community at State House in Nairobi on October 13, 2016. PHOTO | PSCU

What you need to know:

  • To get a title deed, one had to pay a fee based on the value of the land, surveying fee, planning fee, and adjudication fee.

  • Makonde came to Kenya from Mozambique in 1947 to work on sisal and sugar farms in Kilifi, Kwale and Taita Taveta.

The Cabinet on Thursday waived all payments for title deeds, in what could come as a huge relief for millions of Kenyans who cannot afford to pay for the vital document.

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