By Edna Amollo and Bryanne Onsoti
Nairobi, Friday 6thApril 2017….Lands and Physical Planning CS,Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi has commended members of the Taskforce formulating the new land laws for doing a very commendable job within a short time.
Prof. Kaimenyi said that the draft regulations will take into account transactions to be undertaken in future through an online platform
Heurged the Taskforce to immediately carryout public education forums in all the counties across the country to educate Kenyans on the new land laws.
The Lands CS spoke when the Taskforce on formulation of regulations to operationalize the new land laws made presentations to internal stakeholders at the Kenya Institute of Survey and Mapping (KISM) in Ruaraka, Nairobi.
“My Ministry is working towards digitization of the entire land registration system so that we can have an interlinked system.” Said Prof. Kaimenyi.
Also present during the presentations were; the new Lands PS,Dr.Nicholas Muraguri, the taskforce Chair,Ms Terry Gathagu and aCommissioner of the National Land Commission, Mr. Silas Kinoti.
In his remarks, Dr. Nicholas Muraguri commended the Taskforce members for a job well done.Hesaid he would accord the taskforce his full support as it carries out this important task.
The Lands Ministry stakeholders involved in this exercise include; the National Land Commission (NLC) and The Institute Survey ofKenya (ISK).
The Taskforce on the Formulation of Regulations to operationalize the Land Act, 2012; the Land Registration Act, 2012; the Community Land Act, 2016 and the Land Laws (Amendment Act), 2016 was officially launched by Prof.Kaimenyi on 27th January this year.
The Taskforce subsequently embarked on undertaking its mandate as contained in the Kenya Gazette Notice No. 390 of 13th January 2017 which is to formulate regulations, rules and guidelines to operationalize the Land Laws.