History of Land in Kenya Part 3

Land Reform Transformation Unit

Land Reform Transformation Unit will set up the ground for the changes in the application of the National Land Policy. The unit will overlook the formulation of organs that will drive changes in the

National Land Policy and lay the ground plans of an efficient vehicle for change. The Minister will oversee the unit and other roles that will help drive land reforms.

The Steering Committee will be named by the Permanent Secretary. It will contain individuals with information on the public sector reforms, management, administration, and land policy.


The National Land Policy has plot components of determining the squatter issue at the Coast and proposes to take a stock of all government land within the 10-mile beachfront strip. Other than overview boundary and settling of squatters and the landless, the Ministry of Lands has additionally been resolving disputes as demonstrated by the Tumbe Settlement Schemes in Kwale, where the allotment procedure must be completed anew after complaints from the residents.

The plan’s overview maps have as of now been finished and a rundown of bona fide allocators given the go ahead.

Informal Settlements and Slums in Kenya.

There are grand plans for the slums and informal settlements by the Kenya Government. The government policy recommends an account of the genuine slum dwellers and squatters. It also proposes the removal of squatters on unsuitable land and settling them somewhere suitable.

Transfer and sale of land meant for the squatters will be banned to safeguard rights of the landless. The government has the mandate to acquire land imperatively to effect the plans for any public projects and benefits.

Land organization in Kenya

Land dispute resolution systems in the past have been taken care of by various organizations, prompting the rise of difficulties. The nation too has experienced these difficulties from lack of sufficient expertise in solving land disputes and conflicts which has led to numerous unresolved cases.

Land organization will never be the same again once the National Spatial Data Infrastructure is actualized; land authority will be transformed as it will consolidate surveyors’ information with other essential records Spontaneous subdivision of land has seen a heightening of national disasters like landslides and the spatial plans go above and beyond land use and addresses suitable analysis of all the land in Kenya.

Land residency in Kenya

The nation is presently moving from the old area enlistment residency of 999 years to a shorter one of 99 years, during a period when digitization is likewise occurring to advance efficient administration of land for manageability, thriving and descendants

History of land in Kenya

Kenya has battled with area changes from as far as 1895. A portion of the issues incorporates obsolete land laws, long and dreary procedures of planning, settlement, surveying, adjudication and registration of land just to mention a few. Numerous Kenyans have gained land by purchasing shares in land purchasing organizations that get vast avenues of land and apportion them into individual pieces, particularly in the previous white highlands.

Land was a basis for Kenyans’ livelihoods long before the Europeans came to Kenya. On the entry of Europeans, numerous Africans were dislodged from their property, and it was given to white settlers for setting up large scale farms.

When independence was achieved, the white settlers were living in trepidation that their homesteads would be assumed control by Africans. A meeting between the president at the time, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and the Kenya National Farmers Union Chairman, Lord Delamere, prompted the re-assignment of Bruce McKenzie as Agriculture Minister, a position he held in the frontier government.

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