By Bryanne Onsoti and Lennah Kirimi
Nairobi Fri 27th 2017…Lands and Physical Planning CS Prof Jacob Kaimenyi today launched a Task-force to formulate regulations to operationalize the Land Act, Land Registration Act and the Community Land Act at a Nairobi Hotel.
The terms and reference of the Task Force is:
- Study the new land laws and identify the sections that require regulations, rules or guidelines; and
- Prepare draft regulations, rules and guidelines in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution, the Land Act, 2012, the Land Registration act, 2012, the Community Land Act, 2016 and the Land Laws (Amendment) Act, 2016
The membership of the Task Force is drawn from the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning, the National Land Commission, the Kenya Law Reform Commission, the State Law office, the Law Society of Kenya, the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, the Kenya Institute of Planners and the Nairobi City County Government.
“The Task Force is expected to submit draft Regulations within two months.” Said Prof Kaimenyi.
He said that a Task Force was set up in 2012 by the then Minister for Lands, Hon. James Orengo to formulate Regulations under the Land Act and the Land Registration Act but the report was never presented to the Cabinet Secretary.
“The Constitution Implementation Commission drafted proposed amendments to the National Land Commission Act, Land Act and the Land Registration and in effect stalled the process of formulation of Regulations.” Explained the Lands CS.