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Kenya has a land size of 582,646 Square Kilometers, 97.8% comprising of land and 2.2% water surfaces. 20% of the land area is classified as medium to high potential land and 80% as Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL). Land has a central position in Kenya’s social, economic and political history. An estimated 75% of the country’s population depends on land for their livelihoods, making the ownership, management and control of the resource of great importance.

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Pastoralists Plead With Government To Help In Title Deeds Acquisition

Pastoralists Plead With Government To Help In Title Deeds Acquisition

19 July 2021

Pastoral communities in Northern Kenya are pleading with their County Governments to allocate resources for community land sensitization and acquisition of title deeds. The community group ranches drawn from Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu and Laikipia counties met in Laikipia North, in an event…

Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney.

Landowners In Nairobi Urged To Work With Lands Ministry In Digitization Drive

8 July 2021

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 8  – Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney has urged landowners in Nairobi to work with the Ministry to fill existing gaps in data that hampers digitization. Speaking during a meeting with the Ministry’s Heads of Department, Karoney noted that the full deployment of Ardhisasa…

A team from Nema enforcement and KWS at the point where raw sewer pollutes the park Image: COURTESY

Why Kenya is doing environment audit

7 July 2021

A curious fact about Kenya's conservation efforts is that there is no institution, government or any other authority, that can authoritatively give the exact figure of the forest cover. Over the years, even government ministers have been giving varying indicators on whether the country is losing…



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Musul – The second community in Kenya to secure their land rights, the first to do so using legal empowerment Visit

Musul – The 2nd community in Kenya to secure their land rights, the 1st to do so using legal empowerment

30 July 2021

The Maasai community of Musul have lived on the same land in Laikipia county for generations. It is their source of food and water, the heart of their culture and beliefs, and their ancestral home. But until recently, their legal rights to govern it were tenuous. Thousands of rural and Indigenous…

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State of Land Data & Information in East Africa: Catalyzing East Africa's Land Data Ecosystem

There is no doubt the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be…