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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2013
    Kenya

    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.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    Reports & Research
    November, 2015
    Kenya

    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.

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    Land Use Policies and Natural Resource Management in Kenya: The Case of Nairobi River Basin cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2010
    Kenya

    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.

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    Manuals & Guidelines
    February, 2017
    Kenya

    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.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2013
    Kenya

    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.

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    Cadastral systems in Kenya cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2001
    Kenya

    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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    The pastoralist’s parcel cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2013
    Kenya

    Conventional notions of the ‘land parcel’ have been extended: previously unrecognized tenures including customary, nomadic, or communal interests are now incorporated into the concept. Technical tools including the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) enable these new understandings to be operationalized in land administration systems. The nomadic pastoralists of Kenya’s dry land regions illustrate where these new approaches can be applied.

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    Reports & Research
    August, 2013
    Kenya

    The Cadastral system in Kenya was established in 1903 to support land alienation for the white settlers who had come into the country in the early part of the 20th Century. In the last hundred years, the system has remained more or less the same, where land records are kept in paper format and majority of operations are carried out on a manual basis. The lack of a modern cadastral system has contributed to problems in land administration in the country.

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    Using geospatial technologies to support compulsory land acquisition in Kenya cover image

    A case study of Kanunga – Nyaga road in Kiambu County

    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2015
    Kenya

    Governments have power to compulsorily acquire land or other interest in land for a public purpose subject to prompt payment of the compensation to the affected persons. The process of land acquisition involves several government departments which have different mandates depending with the purpose of the acquisition. In several instances departments involved have been seen to be disjointed hence causing gaps and unfinished work in the whole process.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2016
    Kenya

    The Commission has been in the forefront of promoting good governance and accountability in the land sector. Progress in the land sector has been mixed. Through the effort of the government, support agencies and other stakeholders the Commission was able to devolve its function to the 47 counties through the County Land Management Boards (CLMBs). The CLMBs have in effect devolved land services throughout Kenya. However, achieving land, better land governance, accountability in the land sector and ensuring secure land rights for all Kenyan is still to be achieved.

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