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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Article: If spirit of law undermines public interest, then change it – Ibrahim Mwathane

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation] I fully agree with the adage that the law is made for man and not man for the law! Often, when I help to unpack sectoral documents like the national land policy, the chapter on land in the Constitution and several recent pieces of land law to audiences, I always point out…


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Article: State should intervene in land issues and protect public from schemers – Eugenia Nyaboke

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Share      After the Nandi County debacle on land repossession, it is now Kiambu County’s turn — and the fire is spreading. In Nandi and neighbouring counties, the debate is about the renewal of land leases for thousands of acres of land that house vast tea zones. In Kiambu, however, Del Monte has already given up a…


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Article: Savings but no title deed? Loans help Kenyan women turn idle land into gold

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Share      For the women of Tuluroba village’s self-help group, the goal was simple: use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell them to the beef industry for slaughter. But there was a problem. “We had no land to graze the cattle. Nor could we obtain a loan from a bank to buy land,…


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Article: Land grabbing poses security risk

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Share      Land grabbing is becoming a national security threat, experts have warned. According to Land Development and Governance Institute Chairman Ibrahim Mwathane, it is increasingly becoming impossible for landowners to protect their property. Mr Mwathane said land documents should be safeguarded to avert a major crisis.“You cannot have the army guarding all parcels of land to…


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