Landlords snub rent relief as third of workers default

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by John Mutua] Majority of landlords have snubbed State calls to reduce rent for workers hit by the effects of Coronavirus, which saw a third of households fail to pay their April rent, the Treasury revealed yesterday. A national survey conducted by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) on the impact…


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Court bars MPs from investigating land disputes

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Macharia Kamau] The Environment and Land Court has ruled that Parliament has no power to rule on land disputes. Sitting in Mombasa yesterday, Justice Munyao Sila of the Environment and Land Court ruled that only the National Land Commission (NLC) has the mandate to rule on such disputes. Justice Sila said…


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NLC protests proposed regulations from Lands Ministry

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Kennedy Kimanthi] The National Land Commission (NLC) has protested proposed regulations on electronic land transactions, which the Ministry of Lands released last week. Lands Principal Secretary (PS) Nicholas Muraguri, in an advertisement in local dailies, said a task force constituted by the ministry had submitted drafts of the intended legislative instruments…


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Court shields Two Rivers from Koinange family land row (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Sam Kiplagat] The High Court has shielded Centum Investments from the Koinange family property dispute after it ruled the land where Two Rivers Mall stands was acquired regularly. One of the widows of late Cabinet minister Mbiyu Koinange questioned the Sh1.1 billion deal that saw Centum acquire the land for Two…


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Ministry of Lands Notice: Proposed Land Transactions (Electronic) Regulations, 2020

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Share      [Source: Ministry of Lands website] Pursuant to section 8 of the Statutory Instruments Act (No. 23 of 2013), the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning, in consultation with the Cabinet Secretary, the National Treasury, and the National Land Commission hereby notifies the general public that a Regulatory Impact Statement on the proposed Land…


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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: Good progress on community land matters – Collins Odote

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Collins Odote] The history of land governance in Kenya has been one of official policy trying to subdue customary and communal ownership of land at the expense of private ownership. Despite this official policy, communities continued to manage land according to their traditional rules. This was until 2010 when the adopted…


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Nakuru land owners cry foul over ‘illegal’ rates

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Francis Mureithi] Nakuru County Assembly has endorsed a petition by 25 land owners in Shabab on illegal land rates and ordered Finance executive Peter Ketyenya to harmonise the rates. The assembly Lands, Housing and Physical Planning committee report said the erroneous rates so far paid by the aggrieved land owners should…


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