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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State told to explain Isiolo land confusion

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Wainaina Ndung’u] The National Land Commission (NLC) and the Director of Surveys have been given 60 days to file inquiry reports on the chaotic land adjudication in Isiolo town. The Lands and Environment Court, sitting in Meru, ordered the NLC to conduct an inquiry on legitimate owners of plots at Mwangaza,…


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Lands Ministry on the spot over illegal titles in Gilgil

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Openda] The Ministry of Lands has been implicated in a mega scandal that involve issuing of more than 3,000 fake title deeds to individuals for lparcels in Ol Jorai farm. Officials at the Lands office in Nakuru are accused of overseeing fraudulent land transactions that led to the illegal subdivision…


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MPs annul online land transaction laws

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Edwin Mutai] The Land ministry has suffered a major blow after Parliament annulled laws that would have aided plan to introduce online transactions for property deals. The MPs cancelled a notice published on April 4 that stopped manual transactions in favour of automation in a switch that had locked out lawyers…


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More State officers seek bribes – EACC

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Harold Odhiambo] Kenyans working in public offices have developed a bigger appetite for bribes. A new report shows corruption cases in the public service increased by 11 per cent and put the office of the Registrar of Persons top among institutions where bribery is rampant. In the report released by the…


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Lands Ministry recalls crucial records from NLC to undertake annual audit

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Roselyne Obala] The Ministry of Lands has recalled crucial records from the National Land Commission (NLC) to “undertake an annual audit”. Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri, in recalling the files, cited implementation of an Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) recommendation for the ministry “to undertake an annual audit of all land…


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Thika squatters to get title deeds for land donated by Moi

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Share      Some 2,000 squatters in Thika will get title deeds for land they claim former President Moi gave them to appreciate their support in the 1992 first multiparty election. The squatters, under the Maasai Village Self–Help Women Group, have battled to gain official ownership of the land for 26 years. The land measures 356 acres and…


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