The first set of the land laws were enacted in 2012 in line with the timelines outlined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. In keeping with the spirit of the constitution, the Land Act, Land Registration Act and the national Land Commission Act respond to the requirements of Articles 60, 61, 62, 67 & 68 of the Constitution. The National Land Policy, which was passed as Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2009, arrived earlier than the Constitution, with some radical proposals on the land Management.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2014Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2016Kenya
A Land Information Management System (LIMS) is an information system that enables the capture, management, and analysis of geographically referenced land-related data in order to produce land information for decision-making in land administration and management. The system is a Geospatial Information System (GIS) driven for the purposes of handling and managing parcel based information. The Republic of Kenya, located in East Africa, ranks 33rd in the world in terms of population with 38.6 million people and has a land area of 224,081 square miles.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksReports & ResearchJuly, 2012Kenya
In Kenya, insecure land tenure and inequitable access to land and natural resources have contributed to conflict and violence, which has in return exacerbated food insecurity. Most farmers in Kenya have no legal title for the land on which they farm. Sources of tenure insecurity can be ethnic conflicts over land between neighbouring communities, particularly in the Northern provinces, expropriation by the state or local government and land grabbing by local elite or companies. Competition is as well growing over water, especially over groundwater, which is scarce in Kenya.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2017Kenya
Women face many problems with regard to land inheritance and land rights in Kenya. Individual and community land ownership do not favour women. The reason for this is that ownership of land is patrilineal, which means that fathers share land amongst sons, while excluding daughters. This practice is traditionally widespread and partly accepted although it goes against the interest of women and is prohibited by the constitution.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesNovember, 2012Kenya
COUNTY GOVERNMENTS ACT NO. 17 OF 2012
Date of assent: 24th July, 2012.
Date of commencement: See Section 1.
An Act of Parliament to give effect to Chapter Eleven of the Constitution; to provide for county governments' powers, functions and responsibilities to deliver services and for connected purpose
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesSeptember, 2016Kenya
THE COMMUNITY LAND ACT No. 27 of 2016
Date of Assent: 3lst August,2016
Date of Commencement : 2 I st September, 201 6
Status of Public Land Management in KenyaJournal Articles & BooksReports & ResearchFebruary, 2016Kenya
Public land is a resource that should be effectively managed in the public’s best interest in line with provisions of the Constitutions of Kenya and the Land Act. The management framework governing land use and development decisions on public land should ensure protection and sustainable management of the land. Despite these provisions in law, recent media reports point toresurgenceof public land grab. The Land Development and Governance Institute commissioned this research study to establish the status of the public land management in Kenya.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationNational PoliciesMarch, 2015Kenya
The Land Act, 2012
The Land Registration Act, 2012
The National Land Commission Act, 2012
The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011
The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1990Angola, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Yemen, Lesotho, Madagascar, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, Netherlands, Sudan
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Africa, Libya, Sudan, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Panama, Brazil, Jordan, Romania, United Kingdom, Germany, Samoa
The Eastern and Anglophone Western Africa Regional Assessment meeting was organized by a task force consisting of FAO, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Land Policy Initiative, the United Nations World Food Programme, United Nations Development Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme officials in Ethiopia.
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