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NDEMO: Lawyers wrong on digitising Lands - 11 months ago, 25 Apr 21:31

Bitange Ndemo

Maya Angelou, a great American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

For years, Kenyans have complained about the level of graft at the Ministry of Lands. They didn’t like the poor customer service, red tape and the sleaze. Virtually every citizen wanted change at the ministry.

We made promises to digitise, well aware that in countries where land registries have been automated, technology has always paid off by destroying archaic record keeping methods.

Finally, and against a lot of opposition from vested interests, the government has seen it fit to digitise Lands.

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK), a body that is known for pushing for all kinds of reforms, has inexplicably resisted the change. Many Kenyans are of the opinion that if the lawyers don’t like the change, they should change their ...
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