Farida Karoney, the outgoing Cabinet Secretary for Lands, has denied rumors of a massive illegal document transfer at Ardhi House.
Karoney said in a new report that she is helping with the digitization of documents in Nairobi County.
She elaborated by saying that moving the physical records out of Ardhi House was done out of concern for their security.
Gladys Shollei, the deputy speaker of the National Assembly, expressed alarm over a viral video showing the transportation of files in a lorry at the Lands office, prompting this response from Karoney.
Shollei questioned why the drill was held on a weekend when government offices were closed. She encouraged authorities to investigate.
The departing CS reassured Nairobi locals that they need not be concerned about land transactions anymore since they are now handled entirely online.
In addition to facilitating the transfer of title deeds, Karoney argues that digitizing records will help prevent the unlawful taking of public property.
After the government introduced the National Land Information Management System last year, Karoney confirmed that the bulk transfer was a part of the digitization initiatives.