Article: Can one invoke ‘adverse possession’ in land row? – Eric Mukoya

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Eric Mukoya] Land is such an emotive issue in Kenya, being the single most important source of production and livelihood. There are many people who have employed deceit to gain possession of land, but others who through legally recognised means, obtain similar outcome, and this informs this response. The situation between…


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Article: Kenya’s emotive land issues must be handled with care – Magesha Ngwiri

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Magesha Ngwiri] Many people believe there are only two ways to look at the issues surrounding the thousands of acres owned by non-Kenyan farmers in many parts of the country — either the land reverts to its original “owners”, which means it will being taken over by the wealthy, or some…


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Article: Why conveyance laws are critical to property owners – Joel Omari and Calvine Oredi

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Share      [Source: Business Daily] Experts recently called for more education and dissemination of property laws to facilitate its understanding by small investors. This is because they get affected the most when property companies go under. They also risk losing personal property due to uncertainty on authenticity of land titles. The trap of dubious documents can be…


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Article: Land sub-division hurting Kenya’s farming – Kipkemboi Rotuk

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Share      [Source: Business Daily] Kenya is an agricultural economy. Even with the advances and aspirations of being a manufacturing-driven economy, agriculture will continue remaining a key component in supplying raw materials, or at least food. However, it is also not possible to talk of food security without mentioning land tenure which is directly correlated with economies…


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Article: Resolve land compensation stalemate – Collins Odote

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Collins Odote] A few days ago as I was watching the news, I came across coverage of demolition of buildings in Nkoroi in Kajiado County. The report, which has dominated television coverage for several days since then involved owners of houses on land that had been earmarked for the construction of the…


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Article: Education on land subdivision can increase food production – Nickson Onyango

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Nickson Onyango] It is a common feature to see signage of plots for sale along our highways and roads with a cache that there are only a few remaining. Almost all morning radio shows have dedicated some minutes to advertising the new kid on the block with good plot offerings. Not…


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Article: Strengthen community land structures – Washe Kazungu

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Share      [Source: Business Daily] The 2010 Constitution of Kenya established a two-tier system of government whereby we now have a national government carrying out its functions through various ministries and State agencies, as well as 47 county governments working through sector departments at the devolved level. For land administration and management, the national government (Ministry of…


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Article: Acquisition of land critical to power transmission plans

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Share      [Source: The Standard] The re-introduction of compulsory acquisition of land as an option in mitigating complexities associated with wayleaves breathes a new lease of life into the operations of industry players. Implementation of power transmission projects has faced myriad challenges in Kenya for many years. The government – in a special gazette notice of February…


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