Article: Evictions in Nairobi: Why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix it – Kefa M. Otiso

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Share      Why do forced evictions happen in Nairobi? They happen for lots of reasons. But the mains ones are ambitious development plans, the high cost of land, an acute shortage of affordable housing, and a lack of land rights. Evictions happen when people fail to pay loans or rent, or when they illegally occupy public or…


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Article: Chance to holistically resolve land issues – Amason Kingi (Kilifi Governor)

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Share      The upcoming law reforms and Building Bridges Initiative give the best opportunity yet to Kenyans, especially the coastal peoples, to have a say in the resolution of historical land injustices. The genesis of the land question at the coast, a reason for disgruntlement over the years, can be traced to the arrival of the Arabs…


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Article: Research on land necessary for reforms

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Share       Despite past efforts, land problems continue to exist in the country. Continuous work is necessary to develop solutions to the myriad challenges facing the land sector. While the land question has historical roots and has continued to exist since and has political, economic, social and ecological aspects, its exact nature is always contested. For…


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Property rights must be used in public interest – Collins Odote

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Share       Recent events relating to demolition of land on riparian land have sparked off debate on land rights, the promise of the Constitution and the refuge for a citizen when those rights are threatened. This question arises when one watches media reports of citizens who state that they purchased such property after conducting due diligence…


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Article: Affordable Housing in Kenya, is it really affordable? – Brian Muraguri

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Share      Affordable housing is one of the current Government’s pillar aimed at Sustainable Development and Economic growth. According to Mr. Charles Kerich, the Nairobi County Housing Minister, the first proposed Low cost housing project in Nairobi is scheduled to commence before the end of the year. The approved and recommended rates are, not less than Kshs.…


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Article: Sensitize Kenyans on community land law – Washe Kazungu

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Share       [Article published in the Business Daily on Monday, 24th September 2018] The Community Land Act seeks to improve management of communally owned land, while doing away with the challenges that came about with the Group Representatives Act. The law provides for sustainable use and management of community land, and prioritizes community needs and benefit…


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