Article: What the law says about evictions – Ibrahim Mwathane

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Ibrahim Mwathane] Evictions are a rather difficult subject. They are informed by two very different schools of opinion! One is the inherent need for everyone to have a place for a home. And to feel secure thereon regardless of method of entry! The other is the need for those who own…


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Review succession laws to protect widows

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Moraa Obiria] Land rights experts have called for review of succession laws to protect widows. Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and Aids (KELIN) senior program officer for women, land and property rights Ms Jessica Oluoch said the current law of Succession Act has provided a loophole for discrimination…


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Develop or lose it: Ruling on idle land divides legal opinion

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Paul Ogemba] A recent decision by the Court of Appeal to deny a widow her land and give it to the original owner by way of adverse possession continues to cause anxiety among land owners. But on the flipside, the decision by Appellate Judges Agnes Murgor and Daniel Musinga has raised…


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Widow loses Sh100 million land to original owner (Mombasa County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Paul Ogemba] Failure by a widow to take immediate possession of land bought by her late husband has made her lose the property. Court of Appeal Judges Agnes Murgor and Daniel Musinga ruled that Loise Nduta had no claim to the four-acre piece of land in Mtwapa, Mombasa County, after failing…


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National Assembly Notice: Public Comments on the Land Registration (Amendment) Bill

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Share      [Source: @MzalendoWatch on Twitter] The National Assembly Departmental Committee on Lands invites interested members of the public to submit any representations they may have on the The Land Registration (Amendment) Bill (N.A Bill No.7 of 2020). The Bill seeks to amend the Land Registration Act No. 3 of 2012 in order to establish the office…


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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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Judge: Parents can sell land without their children’s consent (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] A parent has no legal obligation to consult his or her children when selling or transferring property, the High Court has ruled as it stopped two siblings from challenging their father’s decision to dispose a land he inherited. When dealing with the question of whether a land owner who…


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