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The Kenyan land tenure reform

Parker Shipton

The Kenyan land tenure reform

misunderstandings in the public creation of private property.

by Parker Shipton

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Published by Harvard Institute for International Development in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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SeriesDevelopment discussion paper / Harvard Institute for International Development -- 239
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  Land tenure in the precolonial era in Kenya was based on the assumption that every member of the society could enjoy equal access to the land belonging to the community. All one needed was membership; this meant that every member was entitled to .   Kenyan citizens whose leasehold titles are about to expire have a pre-emptive right to re-allocation of that parcel of land. The Act now provides for NLC to notify the Lessees of the pre-emptive right, only where the land is not required by the national or county government for public purposes. The five-year plan which the National Land Commission published in June focuses on people’s right to own land, and on resolving conflicts over tenure at community level wherever possible. The Kenyan constitution passed by national referendum four years ago guarantees citizens equal access to land, requires that land use benefits local.


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Land in Kenya: Ownership, Policy, Laws, Tenure and Reforms Land tenure in Kenya. The country is in the process of transiting from the old land The Kenyan land tenure reform book tenure of years, to a shorter one of 99 years, at a time when digitisation is also taking place to promote efficient management of land for sustainability, prosperity and posterity.

political developments of the land tenure reforms in Kenya since the First Millenium A.D. It also provides a basis for understanding of the evolution of Kenya as a state and the impact of these tenure reforms on the customary systems which had existed among the Kenyan communities for ages.

The book therefore introduces a new way through which the land question in Kenya can be viewed. This book will be an additional resource to land reform practitioners, and students The Kenyan land tenure reform book land reform, in Sub-Saharan Africa.

92 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller land reforms in kenya: gains & challenges one year into implementation review period: 27th august – 26th august the fourth score card report on the.

Manji A. () ‘The Politics of Land Reform in Kenya,’ 57(1) African Studies Review p. Manji, A. () The Politics of Land Reform in Africa: From Communal Tenure to Free Markets (London: Zed Books). McAuslan, P. () Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa: Traditional or Transformative (Routledge, London).

Land Tenure Reform in East Africa: Good, Bad or Unimportant. Shipton, Parker. "The Kenyan Land Tenure Reform: Misunderstandings in the Public.

A central theme of this book is the. Get this from a library. The Kenyan land tenure reform: misunderstandings in the public creation of private property.

[Parker MacDonald Shipton]. Effects of the national registration of land as private property in Kenya are described, focusing on Luo-speaking farmers of Nyanza province. The paper highlights gaps between official perceptions of land tenure and practices currently observed at local levels, and it shows how some people are using ambiguities between older and newer systems of tenure for private by: In recent years, there has been growing interest in land reform programs in developing economies and the recent paper by Beyers et al.

[] in African Affairs confirms this. The focus and aim of this paper is presenting the institutional and sociopolitical dynamics of the ways reforms in the land sector enhance or constrain access to land, security of land tenure, and agricultural investments Cited by: 8. tenure reform is a component of a national land reform programme which also embraces the restitution of land, to people dispossessed by racially discriminatory laws or practices, and land redistribution to the poor.

In southern Africa, tenure reform must address a range of problems arising from settler colonisation and dispossession. ‘The Kenyan land tenure reform: misunderstandings in the public creation of a private property’, in Downs, R. and Reyna, S. (eds.), Land and Society in Contemporary Africa, pp.

91 – Hanover N.H.: University Press of New by: Through an examination of the consequences of land privatization for Kenya’s Maasai pastoralists, this paper will show that formal property rights are not a one-size-fits-all reform suitable to all contexts.

In sharp contrast with the theorized benefits of land privatization, individualized land tenure reform in Kenyan Maasailand has. of land from one form of land tenure to another is determined by of the National Land Commission pursuant to section 9(5)(c) of the Land Act.

Leasehold (by Kenyan citizen) Section 5(b) of the Land Act provides for a leasehold tenure Further section 24(b) of the Land Registration Act provides that the registration of a person. Insecurity of land tenure and its impact on the environments of Muyeye, Malindi, Kenya v conducting this research, may God bless you and your families.

ABSTRACT Security of land tenure influences the quality of development and the physical environment. KENYA LAND POLICY: ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS iii. PREFACE. Globalization of the world’s economies, the increasing and sometimes violent competitive demands for have defined the conceptual framework for land tenure and property rights (LTPR) as File Size: KB.

Land Tenure. The critical problem facing Kenya’s land tenure system is the inequitable distribution of land, rooted in land injustices of the past, in some acts that were illegal, while others.

LAND LAW: THE CONCEPT OF OWNERSHIP AND THE ACQUISITION RIGHTS OF LAND IN KENYA. female land tenure, the absence of relevant information warrants an explanation in itself that must be explored before female land tenure reform in Kenya can become a reality.

Similarly, the prevalence of discussion on customary law’s influence on female land tenure (in the limited. economically efficient, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable land tenure and land use system. The booklet and this paper gives proposals on the main tenets of a national land policy, and a reform of the entire land delivery system in Kenya, such as survey, registration and the preparation of official records relevant to such.

Going forward, Kenya’s land reform process should prioritize: a strong political will to achieve land reforms; supporting state organs to deliver on their mandates; acquisition of land to settle the landless; completing and enacting the Community Land Bill; securing land rights and tenure in various contexts for citizens and non-citizens.

Analysis - Land is a "key fault line"1 in Kenya. Throughout East Africa, land reform has failed to confront the material consequences of unequal access. Since the s, law reform has been the. Recent Changes in Kenyan Land Tenure By EDITH H. WHETHAM Review Article of M.

Sorrenson, Land Reform in the Kikuyu Country \ Oxford U.P., Nairobi,pp. 20s. in East Africa. Sorrenson, of the University of Auckland, has recently published an account of land reform in the Kikuyu area of Kenya which describes the.

THE EFFECTS OF EXISTING LAND TENURE SYSTEMS ON LAND USE IN KENYA TODAY Chege WAIGANJO and Paul E. NGUGI, Kenya Key words: Land use, Tenure, Freehold, Leasehold, Customary. INTRODUCTION Concern about land tenure and its impact on land use as well as the management of natural resources is not a recent phenomenon in Kenya and indeed in the.

Non-Citizens and Land Tenure in Kenya: Land Acquisition for Investment in a New Constitutional Era Dr. Robert Kibugi Mwenda Makathimo July This Project was supported by the Embassy of Sweden. A number of lessons can be drawn from the Kenyan experience, in particular of group tenure, for land reform policy in postapartheid South Africa, viz.

interventions should build on local land tenure practices; group titles can be instrumental in assisting large groups of less well-off people; and movement toward individual tenure reform should. The perils of land tenure reform: the case of Kenya H.W.O.

Okoth-Ogendo Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya Introduction An important theme in this workshop is the assumption that for agricultural development programmes toFile Size: 76KB. This article traces the main ways in which state power has been used to distribute and redistribute land (and land rights) in the Rift Valley, focusing on post smallholder settlement schemes, land-buying companies, and settlement in the forest reserves, and it highlights the long-standing pattern of political contestation over the Cited by: Land-tenure reform in Kenya: The limits of law [Simon F.

R Coldham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Simon F. R Coldham. The consequences of a legalistic approach to land reform are starkly evident in Kenya’s new land laws. First and foremost, it foreclosed debates about redistribution, prioritising land law reform as the most effective way to address land problems and so evading more difficult questions about who controls access to land and how a more just distribution might be achieved.

line linking the Kenyan coast and Uganda (Sorrenson, ). The administration used a set of legal devices to alienate land, often through compulsory acquisitions, for the purpose of settlers. To provide for a secure and stable land tenure for settlers, the administration used File Size: KB.

PS Jasper N. Mwenda: Spatial Information in Land Tenure Reform with Special Reference to Kenya International Conference on Spatial Information for Sustainable Development Nairobi, Kenya 2–5 October 3 Three different approaches are used in land tenure reform programmes on Trust Land: i.

Some consequences of changing patterns of rural land control in Africa / Sara Berry --Urban land concentration / Carol Dickerman --The Kenyan land tenure reform: Misunderstanding in the public creation of private property / Parker Shipton --Some consequences of tenure and agrarian reform in Taita, Kenya / Anne Fleuret --Land scarcity and rights.

Land Tenure Reform. Chris Huggins 29 July The Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) is mandated to enquire into human rights violations, including community displacements, settlements, evictions, historical land injustices, and the illegal or irregular acquisition of land, especially as these relate to conflict or.

Economic case for land tenure reform Land tenure reform refers to a planned change in the terms and conditions on which land is held, used and transacted. A fundamental goal of tenure reform is to enhance people’s land rights and thus provide tenure security (Box 2). This may be necessary in order to avoid the suffering and social instability.

Background and Video Interviews with Kenyan Leaders. Kenya is in the midst of land reform that has far-reaching implications for securing the land rights of rural people (upward of 32 million in ), and promoting political stability and economic development.

Kenya has a land size ofSquare Kilometers, % comprising of land and % 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. B Customary and Reformed Tenure: Changes in Kenyan Land Tenure As one component of property relations, land tenure consists of a set of social relations governing the use and disposition of land.

These social relations are produced and reproduced through a process of allocating power to individuals or groups over a specified. LAND TENURE AND ADMINISTRATION IN AFRICA: LESSONS OF EXPERIENCE AND EMERGING ISSUES Lorenzo Cotula, Camilla Toulmin and Ced Hesse February Copies of this publication can be obtained from: SMI (Distribution Services) Ltd, P.O.

BoxStevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4TP Tel: +44Fax: [email protected] by:   In Decemberthe Government of Kenya created the National Land Policy (NLP) as a framework to resolve myriad land tenure issues. The new Constitution in August incorporates many aspects of the new land policy.

The constitutional changes now recognize the new categories of public, community, and private lands. The paper covers how Land Law in Kenya has developed ab a few cases and legal instruments. Private land consists of registered land under freehold tenure and land held under leasehold tenure:[13] Private land owners have absolute proprietorship and the rights of exclusion except in cases of compulsory acquisition by the Government, as outlined in sections of the Land Act, [14]File Size: KB.women, the IWHRC undertook intensive study of Kenyan land, property, mar-riage, and divorce laws.

Through bi-weekly telephone conferences with FIDA- GENDER-SENSITIVE LAND REFORM The clashes following the Decem elections exposed long-standing grievances concerning land in Kenya.1 In the wake of more than 1, deaths File Size: KB.Coordinates.

Kenya (/ ˈ k ɛ n j ə / ()), officially the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by electedsquare kilometres (, sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area.

With a population of more than million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous g code: +