Article: Land degradation puts conservation in jeopardy – Peter Muiruri

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Peter Muiruri] From the rooftop of Alan Donovan’s African Heritage House in Mlolongo, the Kitengela plains at the tail end of Nairobi National Park look like a sweeping carpet of greenery. This is due to the intermittent showers that have hit the region lately. From afar, one can make out a…


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Article: Evictions best way to save Mau Forest – Mercy Njane

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Mercy Njane] Forest evictions bring about mixed reactions. Some people tend to look at the eviction from one angle, of the social wellbeing of those being evicted, and ignore the ecological benefits it will bring in the future. In Kenya, conservation matters have more often than not been overlooked. Forests are…


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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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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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Article: Register community land to reduce conflict over resources – Justus Wambayi

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Share      [Source: Business Daily] The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning should give priority the registration of community land in the coming financial year to unlock the development potential of most arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) counties. Community land is predominantly but not limited to the ASAL counties of Kenya and it is the largest category…


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Article: Remove land hurdle to house all Kenyans – Kahaki Muindi

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Share       [Source: Business Daily, by Kahaki Muindi] An estimated 13 million Kenyans live in cities and towns. Kenya’s urban population is swelling rapidly. Yet, more than 70 percent of urban residents in Kenya live in informal settlements. Rapid urbanisation has put pressure on housing in many cities and towns. This has resulted in proliferation of…


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Article: Land ministry staff need specialised training – Washe Kazungu

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Share       [Source: Business Daily, by Washe Kazungu] The land sector in Kenya is set to go through a transformative period as we embark on registering more than two-thirds of the country’s resource as community land. This activity will require skilled personnel who will not only have to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness but must also…


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