Article: Ministry seeking to anchor complaints rules in land laws – Ibrahim Mwathane

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Ibrahim Mwathane] The Land ministry has given notice, through a proposed amendment to the Land Registration Act, that it wishes to have its public complaints office anchored in law. A special issue of the Kenya Gazette dated 23rd March 2020 introduces an amendment Bill whose principal object is to establish an…


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Title Deed Issuance: Nguu Settlement Scheme (Makueni County)

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Share      [Source: @NLC_Kenya on Twitter] Title Deeds were yesterday issued to members of the Nguu settlement Scheme, Makueni County in a ceremony attended by Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana and NLC Vice Chairperson Gertrude Nduku. This was done following a successful dispute resolution spearheaded by National Land Commission. NLC Vice Chairperson Gertrude Nduku Nguku commended the Makueni…


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Kajiado County Government recovers community’s 170,000 acres land

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Peterson Githaiga] The county government has recovered 170,000 acres belonging to a community in Kajiado West. Governor Joseph Lenku led efforts to get back the land belonging to Oldonyonyokie Group Ranching at Magadi Ward. The title to the land had been confiscated and held as collateral in a land deal between a…


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Njuri Ncheke names 41 arbiters to hear land disputes (Meru County, Tharaka Nithi County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Phares Mutembei] The Njuri Ncheke Council of elders has formed a panel of 41 judges who will help arbitrate land disputes in the Meru community. The council’s two secretary generals, Josphat Murangiri and Washington Muthamia said the judges will determine land cases when parties are not satisfied with rulings by lower…


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Judges union urges President to appoint 41 nominated JSC members

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Faith Karanja] The Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) Union has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint 41 nominated Judicial Service Commission (JSC) members to enable the completion of a 372,928 backlog cases. Through its Secretary-General Derrick Kuto, the Union while addressing the press said that the delay in appointment of…


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Nakuru to use mediators in resolving land disputes

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Eric Matara] The many land cases pending in courts have prompted the Nakuru County government to train mediators to help resolve the disputes and hasten the issuance of title deeds to residents. Governor Lee Kinyanjui, in an interview with the Nation, said most land cases can be solved through alternative dispute resolution…


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NLC in fresh storm on cash demands

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Wainaina Wambu and Protus Onyango] The National Land Commission (NLC) is caught up in a new storm for demanding facilitation cash from individuals and companies seeking its intervention in land disputes. The latest controversy was sparked by a demand by NLC officials to Telposta Pension Scheme to pay Sh8.2 million to…


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Governor backs subdivision of 2,800 acres among warring Maasai clans (Kajiado)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Peterson Githaiga] The county government of Kajiado has endorsed a plan by a Maasai clan to share a piece of land measuring 2,800 acres among themselves. Governor Joseph Ole Lenku agreed with the Keekonyokie community in Ewuaso Inkidong Ward that the prime land in Kibiku was profitable if the 5,000 community…


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