Africa-Press – Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Kenyans not to elect people whose intension is to reverse the gains made in land reforms in the country.
Speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Wednesday, Uhuru asked Kenyans to vote for people who will continue the land reforms agenda.
“Given the importance of land resource in the overall national development agenda, I do urge that you don’t elect people who will put us on reverse gear back to where we have come from,” he said.
“We want people who will move this agenda forward and ensure every Kenyan has his rights and his property. Not taking us back to the days of theft and other things.”
The head of state also launched the National title deeds issuance program.
The program will see Kenyans receive One million of the six million title deeds that need to be issued to various individuals and groups across the country.
Uhuru said that Kenyans must continue praying that as he leaves office, the country will get someone who will build up on the foundation he has set for accelerated reforms in the land sector and scale up the issuance of title deeds to Kenyans, communities and other institutions.
The President urged recipients of the titles to keep the title deeds for their families and not misuse them.
“Let us not treat these documents as individually owned. This document belongs to you and your family and you must sit and plan together to see how you can utilise it to better you and your family’s life.”