Chapter 11

Kenya

 

 

 

All the countries hitherto reviewed in this Part have undertaken major land law reform programmes over the last two decades. Kenya is at the time of writing in the midst of such a programme. The combination of the long-drawn out constitutional reform process (where the first attempt at reform was defeated at a referendum where land issues played an important role in the campaign) together with the violent aftermath of the flawed election of 2007, much of it involving disputes over land, brought land reform issues to the fore and the land chapter of the 2010 Constitution heralds a major programme of land law reform. Work on a national land policy had commenced in 2004 and after a wide ranging process of consultation, a ...

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