How Ardhisasa will curb fraud on land transactions
Land is a very important resource in our country. The issues of land have been very emotive because it has not been well managed. There has been fraud, manipulation and grabbing of government land by senior people in the government. The Ardhisasa has protected the government land from looters. The old manual had loopholes which fraudsters, impersonators and middlemen capitalized on to take bribe. Speaking on how effective Ardhisasa platform will stop fraud in land sector, Land cabinet secretary, Farida Karoney said she has confidence in the system. â€œWe have built a very safe and secure platform with highly encrypted data, making it one of the most secure systems ever developed. Ardhisasa will restrict transactional powers to professionals registered with their respective bodies, and prompt users and professionals to demonstrate fidelity to the law,â€ the CS said.
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Uploading of files into the Ardhisasa requires that all properties are georeferenced. This makes it possible for real time monitoring and consequently will help the government to recover government land which had been grabbed by unscrupulous traders.
Because of this georeferencing and coordinate system, all fraud land will be detected by just placing the coordinates and this will pin the parcel up to the ground. For titles which are in the riparian land, road reserve, forest, airport or any other public space, will be destroyed and will not be uploaded. For instance, those who have the title registered under their name but the land belongs to the public will not see their parcels of land uploaded on the Ardhisasa. This means the parcel will go through cleaning to a certain the owner and how the land was acquired.
Introduction of Ardhisasa is part of the reforms in the ministry of land that has been affected with corruption. It involves migrating all parcels to one regime, the Registry Index Maps (Rims).
Rims will replace deed plans as registration instruments for land. The deed plans have been prone to manipulation.
However, it is good to note that Ardhisasa was created in consideration of all laws of Kenya therefore there cannot be any fraud when using it.
The conversion of the deed plans does not interfere with boundaries as Rims are generated from existing survey plans. The survey maps are available on request.
The conversion process does not affect ownership. Your title will be replaced with a title under the Land Registration Act, 2012.
The old title will be cancelled and placed in the safe custody by the registrar.
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For enquiries, please visit Ardhi House, Off Ngong Rd: P.O. Box 30450-00100, Nairobi,Kenya or email: [email protected]. The ministry can also be reached on phone: 0743922876.