Senate wants Lands CS to explain closure of regional land registries

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Share      [Source: People Daily, by Hillary Mageka] Senators have summoned Lands and Physical Planning Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney to appear before them to shed light over arbitrally closure of Central and Nairobi land registries. This is after the Senate was petitioned by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) to intervene and undertake an investigation on annulment…


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KEPSA seeks to halt land system rollout

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Edwin Mutai] The business community wants the State to suspend the rollout of the Land Information Management System (LIMS) until a legal framework is prepared to back it up. The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has petitioned the Senate to stop the Land Ministry from implementing the system pending the formulation…


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Title deeds issuance to resume after Covid-19 restrictions

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Ibrahim Oruko] The issuance of title deeds will resume immediately the Ministry of Health lifts restrictions on the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has announced. Lands CS Farida Karoney said her ministry is ready to proceed with the exercise once the Health minister gives the greenlight. “The exercise will resume once the…


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Job Opportunities: Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning (various positions)

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Share      Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree Experience Length: Varying Application Deadline: Tuesday, 23rd June 2020   The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning on June 3, 2020 put out a notice for the following vacancies at the Ministry: Principal Land Surveyor (Grade: CSG 8, 28 vacancies) Principal Land Survey Assistant (Grade: CSG 8, 6 vacancies) Senior Land…


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Article: Priority funding for digitisation of land records timely – Ibrahim Mwathane

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Ibrahim Mwathane] Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani presented the Budget Thursday, paving way for Parliament to discuss his proposals for the 2020/21 financial year. I was keen to see the menu that he prescribes for the land sector. Collapsed within the cluster of Agriculture, Rural and Urban Development (ARUD), the land sector…


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Lands ministry, NLC row expected to delay crucial reforms

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Gakuu Mathenge] Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney and Permanent Secretary Nicholas Muraguri are facing the test of their careers as they steer the migration of land transactions to an electronic platform. Turf wars between the ministry and the National Land Commission (NLC), which have stalled land reforms since 2012, have re-emerged…


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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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State moves to streamline management of public land

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Mwangi Muiruri] Kenya is in the process of establishing a land bank to serve as a one-stop shop for investors seeking to obtain public land for public/private development partnerships. Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri said the process has been marked as urgent and is billed as the solution that will cut…


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