Article: We need better training for good land governance – Ibrahim Mwathane

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Ibrahim Mwathane] Kenya played host to a key continental meeting organised by the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) just before Covid-19 struck. I was actually pleasantly surprised that participants from all around Africa made it, despite signs that passenger flights would soon cease. Unlike most other ALPC meetings, this wasn’t about…


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Article: Concerted efforts can eliminate land sector corruption – Ibrahim Mwathane

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Ibrahim Mwathane] Having noticed that the Land ministry is keen to address public complaints, let’s talk about corruption. It has become such a concern that it was the theme of the third bi-annual conference on land policy in Africa held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, under the African Land Policy Centre late…


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Article: Strive to restore public confidence in land agency – Ibrahim Mwathane

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Ibrahim Mwathane] Land commissions are fairly recent inventions in Africa. They are consequential to innovative attempts to improve land governance systems around the continent, whose majority states are yet to optimise on the exploitation of land and natural resources. The commissions are established under contexts and with mandates that are jurisdiction-specific.…


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Court blocks appointment of Murugi, Galgalo to NLC board

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Nyambega Gisesa] The High Court has squashed the nomination of former Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi and former Isiolo Woman Representative Tiyah Galgalo to the National Land Commission. In a ruling delivered on Thursday afternoon, Justice Hellen Wasilwa said the appointment of Ms Murugi and Ms Galgalo was irregular. The judge…


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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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Judge dismisses NLC Chair’s bid to preside over last meeting

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Maureen Kakah] The High Court has blocked a bid by the National Lands Commission’s boss Muhammad Swazuri to chair a meeting with staff before he exits next week. Justice Hedwig Ong’udi on Tuesday ruled that the court cannot meddle into affairs of the Lands Commission. Prof Swazuri had moved to court…


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