Gazettement of Additional Land Parcels with Respect to the Nairobi Land Registration Unit

Further to our legal alerts issued on 13th January 2021 and 6th April 2021, we wish to inform you that on 16th July 2021, the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning (the Ministry) issued Gazette Notice 7146 of 2021(the Gazette Notice), which revoked Gazette Notice Numbers 11348 of 2020 and 520, 1706 and 1707 of 2021 on conversion and migration to new parcel numbers with respect to the Nairobi Land Registration Unit.

Consequently, please note that Gazette Notice 7146 of 2021 is the only subsisting conversion list from the Ministry. Additionally, the Gazette Notice stipulates that all transactions or dealings pertaining to the listed parcels shall be carried out in the new registers from 1st November 2021. As such, the proprietors of the listed parcels will acquire new titles to enable future effective dealings in their properties.

The public has been invited to scrutinize the parcels listed in the Gazette Notice and where a person is dissatisfied with information contained in the Gazette Notice, the grievance mechanisms provided under the Land Registration (Registration Units) Order of 2017 promulgated under section 6 of the Land Registration Act, 2012 are available.

Further, any person aggrieved by the information in the conversion list, or the cadastral maps contained in the Gazette Notice, may lodge a complaint with the Registrar within ninety (90) days of Gazette Notice’s publication. The aggrieved person may also register a caution pending the clarification or resolution of the complaint. Lastly, an aggrieved party may appeal the decision of the Registrar in Court.

From the foregoing, concerned proprietors are advised to exercise vigilance, to peruse and comply with the Gazette Notice in order to facilitate a smooth transition of their respective properties’ records. Members of the public are also advised to peruse the conversion list so as to confirm whether they have any interest in any of the listed parcels. If so, they should promptly liaise with the respective proprietors for the necessary compliance.

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This alert is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as or construed to be legal advice. If you have any queries or need clarifications with respect to this alert, please do not hesitate to contact Pamella Ager (pamella@oraro.co.ke), James Kituku, Partner (james@oraro.co.ke) or Anna Kandu (anna@oraro.co.ke) or your usual contact at our firm.