Alice Wahome Given 30-Day Ultimatum to Provide KICC Title Deed


Alice Wahome Given 30-Day Ultimatum to Provide KICC Title Deed

On Thursday, February 29, the National Assembly’s Public Investments Committee directed Lands Cabinet Secretary Alice Wahome to produce the title deed for the land where the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) stands.

Chaired by Pokot South Member of Parliament David Pkosing, the Committee directed the Lands Ministry and the National Lands Commission to provide the title deed within 30 days.

Wahome, who appeared before the parliamentary committee alongside tourism counterpart Alfred Mutua, clarified that the KICC property was not seized.


However, Tourism CS Alfred Mutua, who was also present in the committee, dismissed private entities’ plans to claim the land where the national monument is located.

CS Alice Wahome promised to correct the issue with the KICC title deed and assured that it would be resolved soon.

“We are in agreement that this is public land. What we are not in agreement on, for now, is any personal interest hindering progress. The fact remains that it is public land, so any issue of personal interest does not and will not deter me,” noted the Land CS.

“I assure the committee that the remaining land, popularly known as COMESA ground, is secure. I have not seen any records to show that it has been subdivided. The land is safe,” she added.

On February 14, the National Assembly’s lands committee stated that the ownership of KICC and its surrounding land space was a national security issue that needed to be resolved immediately.

As a result, the committee summoned the CEO of the National Lands Commission (NLC) and the Lands CS to appear before it on Thursday, February 22.

According to the committee, the Nairobi County Government claimed ownership of the land that houses the Garden Square Restaurant next to Harambee House.

MP Pkosing emphasised that this was a serious concern, as KICC stood to lose significant assets if the two parcels were not transferred to the Convention’s ownership.

The ownership of the Ksh2.2 billion plot of land where the tower stands sparked debate in July 2021, when the Auditor General’s report revealed that the land was not registered in the State’s name.

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Alice Wahome Given 30-Day Ultimatum to Provide KICC Title Deed



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