KEY ACHIEVED PROJECTS
1. National Spatial Plan
This flagship project aims at guiding physical development activities on space over the next 50 years. It also provides a spatial illustration of the national projects and will identify a national strategy for land development. The Concept Paper on the plan is in place and shared with stakeholders. Further the requisite institutional framework for the process has been identified and sensitizations workshops held in four regions, Nyeri, Machakos, Kisumu and Kakamega.
2. Modernization of Land Registries
The main objective of this exercise is to make land registries publicly accessible and improve on storage and retrieval of land records. To date, the Ministry has completed Thika, Eldoret, Bondo, Isiolo and Kitale land registries. Meru and Lamu are at an advanced stage. In addition, the Ministry has rehabilitated Kericho, Kwale, Nyeri, Kajiado, Garissa, Mandera, Koibatek, Kisumu, Kisii, Naivasha, Migori, Kiambu, Nakuru, Bomet and Ugenya land registries.
3. National Land Information Management System (NLIMS)
The Ministry has embarked on safeguarding and digitization of land paper records at the Ministry Headquarters, Thika, Mombasa, Kitale and Nakuru land registries. Other achievements include; reviewed and re-engineered processes and procedures, reviewed Integrated Land Rent Information System and capturing of all land rent data, modernizing the national Geodetic Framework by constructing zero order passive Kenya Reference Frame (KENREF) pillars/stations. The Ministry has also modernized the computer server room at the headquarters by up-scaling digital access systems and improving cooling system and operationalized the Electronic Records Management System (ERMS) to manage the digitized land records.
4. Land Reforms
The Ministry has finalized four (4) Acts in tandem with Constitution of Kenya 2010 (Fifth Schedule). These include; Environment and Land Court Act, Land Act, Land Registration Act and National Land Commission Act. In addition the Ministry has embarked on the development of Community Land Bill and has completed Eviction and Resettlement Guidelines Draft Bill. Preparation of rules and regulations to operationalize these Acts is underway.
5. National Land Use Policy
To ensure sustainable use of land, the Ministry has initiated the preparation of a National Land Use Policy.
6. Special Economic Zones for Mombasa, Kisumu and Lamu
The Ministry has prepared physical and land tenure profiles for the proposed Special Economic Zones in the country namely Mombasa, Kisumu and Lamu. This will provide basis for identification of suitable and available land, and guide the proposed development. In addition, the Ministry has placed an embargo on allocation of public land, restriction on extension of leases, subdivision and change of user.
7. Resort Cities
The Ministry has finalized Concept Papers for the proposed Kilifi and Diani/Ukunda Resort Cities. The plans will guide Ministry of Tourism to identify the core area where resort-related activities and investments will be concentrated. A zoning plan for Diani/Ukunda has also been finalized to control development and preserve the immense tourism potential in the area.
8. Land cover and land use mapping
The Ministry has produced topographical data base maps at scale of 1:2,500 for Mombasa, Malindi, and Lamu. All County maps have also been digitized and are awaiting authentication and approval. The Ministry has also initiated the process of revising the Kenya National Atlas (6th Edition).
• Establishment of one-stop banking hall to improve efficiency;
• Over 4.06 billion titles registered countrywide;
• Registration of 8,346,081.99 hectares of land;
• Enhanced revenue collection from Kshs. 850 million in 2007/08 financial year to Kshs.9.5billion in the Financial Year 2011/12.
• Preparation of regional, structural and advisory development plans for various parts of the country.