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What Kenyan Bill proposes on land registration

The Land Registration Bill is one of three proposed land laws, the other two being The Land Bill and The National Land Commission Bill.

There are quite a number of differences in the mode of land registration as per the proposed Land Registration Bill as compared to the previous land registration regimes. In a nutshell, here are some differences.

For one, all the current land registration regimes, together with a number of other statutes that affect land, will be repealed when the new laws come into effect.

 

Legal hurdles hindering provision of housing

The Constitution is proving to be a double-edged sword with regard to real estate development. As Kenyans become more aware of their rights, litigation has become the order of the day whenever the Government and other industry players intend to put up residential homes.

Housing Minister Soita Shitanda has on several forums decried the amount of time spent in litigation brought about by, among other things, grabbers of public land who also "use their rights" under the Constitution to fight the Government in court. He says unnamed persons have been responsible for grabbing government land earmarked for housing schemes.

 

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