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The Kenyan Constitution and Matters Land

Have you ever sat down and read through the constitution of Kenya on matters Lands?
It is necessary that you know what legislators have passed as law, for it may save you on a rainy day especially as you take interest on property investments.
The current constitution of Kenya took effect on 27th August, 2010 after a promulgation ceremony led by the then President Hon. Mwai Kibaki.

Kenya Constitution Promulgation

Kenya Constitution Promulgation

Since then, it has undergone numerous amendments by acts of parliament in the National Assembly. Well narrowing down on matters land, you can get the clause on Land from Chapter 5-Land and Enviroment,Part 1.Land.

The first sub section is,60.Principles of Land Policy, that majorly covers the general policies that govern how land is to be used and  managed. It also touches on elimination of gender discrimination and encourages settling of land disputes via recognized local communities initiatives in line with constitution.

Further more, according to the Kenyan constitution, land is classified as either public, community or private. All land in Kenya belongs to the people of Kenya collectively as a nation, as communities and as individuals (61. Classification of land ).

Sections you should also check out are 62, 63, 64 that in depth define what is meant by: Public land, Community land and Private land. Knowing the different types can provide useful insight in he process of acquiring properties from the county govrerment, or communities, or even from individuals.
It’s important to note that the constitution also specifies regulation of land use and property.
Well with that said, make sure you check out the constitution this weekend. Whether from an app, from online sites or the hardcover copy,  sip some coffee and enlighten yourself.

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