Archives November 2018

These are the steps taken before Compulsory Acquisition is done

PRE -INQUIRY • Request; The NLC receives a request for acquisition from the acquiring body through the respective Cabinet Secretary or County Executive member. The land should be acquired for public purposes or in public interest. . • Verification meeting; Before gazettement, the NLC will request for a verification meeting with the…

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What is Compulsory Acquisition of land?

This is the acquisition of land by the government for a public purpose but subject to fair and prompt compensation. Publication of the intention to acquire is done through the Kenya gazette and County gazette. A notice is also given to the Land Registrar and every person with an interest…

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6 benefits of leaving a will

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MAKING A WILL? • The deceased can exercise control over property • It can help avoid courts from determining who is entitled to property • Enable appointing property representatives of choice • Avoiding disputes over property • Persons outside family can have property • The…

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Land right on matrimonial property

WHAT IS A MATRIMONIAL HOME? It means any property that is owned or leased by one or both spouses and occupied or utilized by the spouses as their family home, and includes any other attached property. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RIGHTS OF SPOUSES CONCERNING MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY? Matrimonial Property Act…

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Land rights for minority and marginalised groups

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC RIGHTS AS THEY RELATE TO MINORITY GROUPS? • Right to participate in economic activities in the country • Right to preserve their cultural way of life in line with article 11 of the Constitution • Right to representation in land governance institutions and participation in land…

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Land Rights for children, youth and orphans

WHAT ARE THE LAND RIGHTS AS THEY RELATE TO THE YOUTH? The constitution of Kenya defines an ‘adult’ as an individual who has attained the age of eighteen years. For the purpose of determining rights accruing to the youth, there is need to appreciate that the constitution regards youths as…

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Land rights for women: Widows, divorced, married

WHAT RIGHTS DO WOMEN – MARRIED OR SINGLE- HAVE? • Women have a right to acquire and own land whether individually or as a group. • Daughters have the right to inherit their parents’ land and property. • Women have a right to be elected and or appointed into land…

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