Article: Efficient property registration key to affordable housing

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Felipe Jaramillo and Jumoke Jagun-Dokunmu] The lengthy process of registering land and property in Kenya has long stood in the way of affordable housing. But there are signs of improvement. To begin with, the ongoing digitisation of land registries by the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning is a step in…


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Article: New law to guide acquiring of land for public use – Washe Kazungu

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Washe Kazungu] Kenya’s economic blueprint, Vision 2030, identifies infrastructure as one of the cornerstones upon which the country shall achieve the goal of becoming a middle-income economy. This infrastructure component is what guided the previous and current administrations to always include such projects in their agenda of development. As a result,…


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Article: Collective land ownership key to food security – Hosea Akili

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Hosea Akili] Subdivision of land continues to undermine agricultural productivity and remains a threat to the achievement of the Big Four Agenda. Agriculture has over the decades been a key driver of the Kenyan economy as well as a top foreign exchange earner. This position continues to be undermined by the…


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Article: Reclaim public land to avert school tragedies – Tony Watima

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Tony Watima] On Monday last week, the country woke up to the tragic news that a wall of a classroom at Precious Talents School had collapsed, killing at least eight pupils and injuring more than 60. This devastating event has underlining wrongs that should set off a dramatic shift in Kenyan…


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Former agricultural zone now a rising upmarket estate (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kennedy Gachuhi] Soilo Estate draws its name from corrupted English for ‘soil’ and was previously a vast agricultural farm land owned by a few individuals. It lies just three-and-a-half kilometres West of Nakuru’s Central Business District. Charles Ondimu, one of the pioneer residents, recalls that in the early 2000s, the land…


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Article: Hiving off Lenana land for a school a misstep – Marvin Sissey

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Marvin Sissey] The tragedy that befell Precious Talents Academy School in Nairobi recently is regrettable. To lose such young souls in what was ‘preventable’ means we, collectively, failed these children in a way bigger than we would care to admit. We failed them with our indifference. Indifference that made us appear ‘shocked’…


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Article: Secure land tenure key to transforming slums – George Arwa

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by George Arwa] The wanting physical state that defines informal settlements across the country certainly catches the eye. These settlements are more often than not characterised by up hazard morphology, poor sanitation, poor waste management and inadequate housing among others. This is usually a contrast to other urban spaces where there is…


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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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