MPs want land lease law amended

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Share      [Source: People Daily, by Hillary Mageka] Parliamentarians have called for a constitutional review on renewal of land leases, saying the current law has been abused to deprive communities of their rights. MPs want NLC Act amended to give clarity on the expiry of leases and who should be given preference during renewal. They want the…


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Ogiek seek community title deed for Mau land

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Caroline Chebet] The Ogiek community has called on the Government to give them a communal title deed for Mau Forest land. Ogiek People Development Programme Director Daniel Kobei said the community should also benefit from revenue generated from resources in the Mau, including the water draining from the forest. “We will…


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Administrator calls for registration of Group Ranches (Laikipia County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Jacinta Mutura] Some group ranches in Laikipia North risk losing control of their land if they do not comply with new land regulations. Assistant County Commissioner Eliud Ndung’u warned that all group members have two months to register their ranches under the National Land Commission (NLC) to pave way for issuance…


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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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Locals want land taken by border wall teams returned (Mandera County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Manase Otsialo] Residents of Barwaqo Location in Mandera County are appealing to the ministries of Defence, Interior and that of Land to intervene and help them to reclaim their land currently occupied by security teams. The more than 30 hectares of land is currently occupied by officers deployed to work on…


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Court stops compulsory acquisition of land for oil exploration in Turkana

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Osinde Obare] The Environment and Lands Court in Kitale have issued temporary orders restraining the National government from compulsory acquisition of land with oil deposits in Turkana County. Turkana County government moved to court seeking conservatory orders to stop the implementation of the National Land Commission (NLC) decision to compulsory acquire…


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Turkana County to take State to court for gazetting three oil fields

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Fred Kibor] Turkana County Governor has said the County Government will sue the Government over the gazettement of Turkana oil fields without consultations. Speaking on Saturday in Lokichar during a review meeting with leaders and residents to seek views on the contentious issue, the governor said the move by the National…


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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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