LAND REFORMS IN KENYA: GAINS & CHALLENGES ONE YEAR INTO IMPLEMENTATION | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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August 2011
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46

On 27th August 2010, Kenya’s new constitution was promulgated. This set in place a process of implementation through the enactment of different legislations and setting up of new institutional frameworks as envisaged in the new constitutional dispensation. For the land sector, far reaching legal and institutional reforms are envisaged in Chapter 5 of the constitution. The Chapter on Land and Environment also lays out broad principles through which land and the environment shall be managed. These broad principles are expounded in the National Land Policy (NLP) which informed the Constitutional provisions. In essence the constitution requires that among other principles, land be managed in an equitable, nondiscriminatory, efficient, productive and sustainable manner. The constitution further requires that community-based dispute resolution mechanisms be applied in resolving conflicts.

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