Ngilu defends ministry appointment
23 October 2013, 11:34
Nairobi - In a move to clear the backlog of more than 20 000 title deeds, Peter Kahuho was appointed in an interim capacity as director general in the ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
This appointment has caused a lot of backlash from within the government and the public.
Charity Ngilu, the Cabinet Secretary in the ministry, sought to allay fears of any misconduct with the appointment as she appeared before the National Assembly Committee on Lands, Capital News reports.
She claimed the move was necessitated after the post of Commissioner of Lands who is legally mandated to sign title deeds was scrappedafter the promulgation of the Constitution in August 2010.
Ngilu went on to add that hundreds of people are coming for their titles daily, and that she made the appointment based on Article 108 and 110 (1) of the Lands Registration Act, awaiting for the position to be filled by the Public Service Commission.
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