THE NEW LAND ACTS Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya, three Acts of Parliament have been enacted and came into force on 2nd May, 2012: Land Act, 2012 Land Registration Act, 2012 National Land Commission Act, 2012 THE REPEALED ACTS The following Acts have been repealed: The Indian Transfer of Property Act, 1882 The Government Lands Act The Registration of Titles Act The Land Titles Act The Registered Land Act The Wayleaves Act; and The Land Acquisition Act
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Kenya
In order to make good decisions about the future direction of cities we need data to contextualize
and make recommendations that are based on past results and potential models for the future. Yet
access to information including GIS is challenging, particularly as data is often seen as a
commodity or source of power by those who control it, a dynamic more severe in contexts like
Kenya. By generating GIS data for our own transportation model and then sharing it with those
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2017Kenya
The land registration system in Kenya was established in 1897 to support land registration for white settlers who had come into the country during the 19th Century. In the last one hundred years that the system has been in existence it has remained relatively the same; registry records are kept in paper format and the majority of operations are carried out on manual basis. This lack of a modern registration system has contributed to problems in land administration in the country.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2013Kenya
Dispute resolution is a key component of land administration and management in Kenya. Article 162 of the Constitution of Kenya provides for the establishment of the Environment and Land Court (ELC) by an Act of Parliament. Further, parliament is mandated to determine the jurisdiction and functions of the courts. In 2011, parliament passed the Environment and Land Court Act through which the Environment and Land Court was established. In accordance with the provisions of this act, the court is mandated to ensure reasonable and equitable access to its services in all counties.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksReports & ResearchNovember, 2015Kenya
The promulgation of the Kenyan Constitution 2010 brought into place concerns about the urgency for land reform. Land reforms hold the key to solving some of Kenya’s greatest challenges such as landlessness, community cohesion, food security and sustainable development. Land reforms lie at the heart of the work of the National Land Commission (NLC) and Kituo cha Sheria and they are also at the heart of many Kenyan communities who live, work and rely on land. Information contained in the book goes a long way in educating these communities about their land rights.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksReports & ResearchOctober, 2016Kenya
Kenya's new constitution, inaugurated in August 2010, altered the institutional structure of the state in complex ways. The general motivation behind reform was to enhance the political representation of ordinary citizens in general and that of marginalized ethno-regional groups in particular, and to devolve control over resources to the county level. In the land domain, reform objectives were as explicit and hard-hitting as they were anywhere else.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksApril, 2010Kenya
Nairobi River Basin is a complex of several parallel rivers that flow through the City of Nairobi and empty into a larger river and flow to the Indian Ocean. The rivers are polluted with garbage, industrial liquid effluence, agro-chemicals, petro-chemicals among others. This situation has occasioned spread of water-borne diseases, loss of sustainable livelihoods, loss of biodiversity, reduced availability and access to safe potable water, and the insidious effects of toxic substances and heavy metal poisoning which affects human productivity.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesFebruary, 2017Kenya
The Constitution of Kenya 2010 apportions responsibility of planning to both National and County governments. The County Government Act, 2012 obligates county governments to prepare and implement County Integrated Development Plans (CIDP). The CIDPs are, according to the act, five year plans that will form the basis of annual budgetary allocation by the county governments.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2013Kenya
The cadastral system in Kenya was established in 1903 to cater for land alienation for the white settlers. Since then, a hundred years later, the structure of the system has remained more or less the same despite major changes in surveying technology. The government of Kenya has realized that the current structure is not conducive to economic demands of the 21st century and is interested in re-organizing the structure in line with the current constitutional dispensation and new paradigms in land management.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2001Kenya
The mandate of the Kenya Government in its objective to achieve sustainable development is to reduce poverty by half by 2015 and transform the country into a newly industrailized nation by the year 2020. This paper reviews the cadastral systems that have been formulated and implemented in Kenya ; the different concepts and techniques used in the preparation of cadastral survey plans and maps; and the impact of the cadastre as a source of spatial data in support of land administration processes.
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