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Senate wants Lands CS to explain closure of regional land registries

[Source: People Daily, by Hillary Mageka] Senators have summoned Lands and Physical Planning Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney to appear before them to shed light over arbitrally closure of Central and Nairobi land registries. This is after the Senate was petitioned by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) to intervene and undertake an investigation on annulment…

MPs summon Tobiko over planned Ngong Road Forest evictions

[Source: Business Daily, by John Mutua] MPs have summoned the Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko over the plan to demolish homes built on land allegedly hived off Ngong Road Forest. The National Assembly committee on Environment and Natural Resources chairman Kareke Mbiuki said the CS will appear before the team on July…

MP denies grabbing Ngong Forest land, accuses Environment CS of witch hunt

[Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Openda] Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has hit out at Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko over claims that he grabbed a land that was part of the Ngong Forest. Mr Ngunjiri accused Mr Tobiko of political witch-hunt for putting his name in the list of people who illegally excised land from…

Article: How Counties Can Support Communities On Community Land Matters (Part II) – Guest Author

[By: Taalamu Guest Author for June 2020] The first part of this article on the opportunities for counties to support formalization of community land ownership through registration, I discussed the improvements to be made in terms of human resource capacity, technical expertise and equipment. This second part shall touch on the less tangible but more…

Politicians own huge chunks of Ngong Forest (Nairobi County)

[Source: Daily Nation, by Pauline Kairu] High-ranking politicians, top Lands ministry officials and prominent business personalities are some of the beneficiaries who could lose land that the government now says was illegally hived off Ngong Forest. The forest is virtually gone, having been grabbed systematically over the last nine decades. Data from the Kenya Forest…

Job Opportunity: Deputy Director, Land Survey (KeNHA)

Minimum Qualification: Diploma Experience Length: 10 years Application Deadline: Monday, 6th July 2020 Job Purpose The job holder will be the Head of Survey Department and is responsible for all survey and mapping functions on road development projects. Job Description Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: – Coordinating the development and review of…