The functions of the National Land Commission are stated under Article 67 of the Constitution and Section 5 of the National Land Commission Act of 2012 (Revised in 2016.)
The Functions of the National Land Commission are:
- To manage public land on behalf of the national and county governments.
- To recommend a national land policy to the national government.
- To advice the national government on a comprehensive program for the registration of title in land in Kenya.
- To conduct research related to land and the use of natural resources and to make recommendations to appropriate authorities.
- To investigate present and historical land injustices and to recommend appropriate redress.
- To encourage the application of traditional dispute resolution mechanisms in land conflicts.
- To assess tax on land and premiums on immovable property in any area designated by law.
- To monitor and oversee responsibilities over land use planning throughout the country.
- Alienate public land on behalf of and with consent of the national and county governments.
- Monitor the registration of all rights and interests in land.
- Ensure that public land under the management of designated state agencies is managed for the intended purposes.
- To develop and maintain an effective land information system for the management of public land.
- Any other functions prescribed by national legislation.