Functions of The National Land Commission (NLC)

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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:

  1. To manage public land on behalf of the national and county governments.
  2. To recommend a national land policy to the national government.
  3. To advice the national government on a comprehensive program for the registration of title in land in Kenya.
  4. To conduct research related to land and the use of natural resources and to make recommendations to appropriate authorities.
  5. To investigate present and historical land injustices and to recommend appropriate redress.
  6. To encourage the application of traditional dispute resolution mechanisms in land conflicts.
  7. To assess tax on land and premiums on immovable property in any area designated by law.
  8. To monitor and oversee responsibilities over land use planning throughout the country.
  9. Alienate public land on behalf of and with consent of the national and county governments.
  10. Monitor the registration of all rights and interests in land.
  11. Ensure that public land under the management of designated state agencies is managed for the intended purposes.
  12. To develop and maintain an effective land information system for the management of public land.
  13. Any other functions prescribed by national legislation.

 

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