A Tool for tracking land transactional activities: case of land registry in Kenya
Muriuki, Reginah Wairimu
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Land transactions contribute significantly to the economic activity, growth and development of a country. With a steady increase in population and devolution of land registries in Kenya, land transactions take place all over the country and on a daily basis. Efficient and effective land transactions are therefore crucial. The current land structure is highly paper based and marred with many land Agents. The storage of these land transactions is mostly paper based which is susceptible to change or physical damage. On the other hand, the digitized records are accessible to a few and lacks transparency and security. To access the digitized records takes days which questions how well the system works and how efficient it is even with smaller tasks as search. This Thesis looks to analyze the land transactional activities in the land registry in Kenya and also to review the land transactional activities tracking tools that are used in the land registry system. The scope of this thesis is based on the development of a technological and information based tool that would facilitate the tracking, recording, storage and retrieval of land transaction activities over time. The tool employs the use of Blockchain technology to guarantee immutability, transparency and data integrity. The solution implementation of the research is based on transparency and ease of transactions, hence, protection of the buyer, seller and owner of the land from fraud.