June 27, 2016
The school of law (Parklands Campus) has held a one day workshop on land governance.
Speaking during the event Chief Guest, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi,Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Lands said that every Kenyan has a right to land ownership irrespective of their gender.
The Cabinet Secretary noted that some communities have unfair practises on land ownership where the female gender and people living with disabilities are segregated and denied access to ownership.
Prof. Kaimenyi enumerated various land reforms that the government has put in place like the national land policy which addresses historical injustices and security of tenure among others.The Constitution of Kenya provides for comprehensive land management, equitable access to land and effective administration of land among others.
Ms Mariamu El Maawy , Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, said that several stakeholders should be engaged on land related issues; from land ownership, land governance, land usage, land management. Just like the bank industry embraces transparency, predictability in their transactions, she noted that land transactions should be transparent.
Prof. Henry Mutoro,Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, representing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, lauded the Cabinet Secretary on the various reforms he has instituted at the Ministry of Lands.
On her part, Dean, School of Law, Prof.Patricia Kamore-Mbote, noted that Land Governance Action Framework can compliment land reforms implementations. Land governance deals with: recognition and respect for existing rights, land use planning and taxation, management of public land, dispute resolution and land management.
The land governance action framework workshop was funded by the World Bank and attended by members from National Land Commission, the Civil Society, students and staff from School of Law, Parklands Campus.