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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Article: Rethink role of land commission – Collins Odote

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Collins Odote] The term of the inaugural commissioners of the National Land Commission has come to an end. A few days ago, one of the commissioners was quoted as stating that they had achieved a lot in their six-year term. They were also quoted a blaming the ministry of Lands for…


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Article: Digital land management system needed – Justus Wambayi

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Justus Wambayi] Kenya’s Vision 2030 recognises proper land administration and management as a springboard for development. The vision outlines establishment of a digital Land Information Management System (LIMS) as one of the remedies for land administration and management. In Mid Term Plan (2012-2017) for the Land Sector, the ministry was to…


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Article: How to avoid conmen when buying land – Justus Wambayi

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Share2     2Shares[Source: Business Daily, by Justus Wambayi] The process of buying land in Kenya is simple and straight forward. That said, increased demand for land and the analogue registration process provide cracks that conmen use to fleece buyers. Investors have lost their money to bad deals which could be avoided had they done their due diligence.…


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Article: Reforms in land sector hold great promise – Justus Wambayi

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Share      [Article source: Business Daily] It is precisely ten years since the passing of the Sessional No. 3 of 2009 National Land Policy. In the last ten years, we have experienced many legislative and institutional reforms proposed by the policy and enshrined in Chapter 5 of the Constitution. Some of the changes included categorising land into…


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Article: Let’s embrace meditation in dispute resolution – Justin N. Kimani

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Justin N. Kimani] The launch, by the Chief Justice, of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism in June, 2017 may have been seen as reducing backlog of cases in the courts, as the main objective. Just as important is that it of also ushered in the dawn of an era of…


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