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UON Hosts Land Governance Action Framework Workshop

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The University of Nairobi students and staff participated in a workshop on land governance action framework workshop. The one day event was held at Parklands Campus on June 27th, 2016.

Guest speaker, Prof Jacob Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary, ministry of Lands, said that every Kenyan has a right to land ownership. The laws of the land do not discriminate against gender, tribe, and age. He noted that some communities have unfair practices of land ownership where the female gender and people living with disabilities are segregated and denied right to ownership. He enumerated the various land reforms that the government has put in place like the national land policy which addresses the historical injustices and the security of tenure among other issues.

 

 

Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi,CS, Ministry of lands speaking at

parklands campus on June 27,2016.

The Constitution of Kenya provides for comprehensive land ownership, management, administration and tenure.

“Several stakeholders should be engaged on the land related issues. The communities, the land administration offices and the agencies should uphold accountability and transparency, “ this was said by  Ms Mariamu El Maawy, Principal secretary, Ministry of Lands.

Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, commended the National Land commission and World Bank for sponsoring the discussions on land governance. He also noted that the Cabinet secretary has pushed for various reforms that have been instituted at the Ministry of Lands.

Prof. Patricia Kamore-Mbote, Dean, School of Law, noted that Land Governance Action Framework can complement land reforms implementations. Land governance deals with: recognition and respect for existing rights, land use planning and taxation, management of public land, dispute resolution and land management. 

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