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Ineffective Leaders Who Should Not be Employed 2012-2017

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Terry Kairu Aspirant for Kiambu Senate Seat.   Terry Kairu Aspirant for Kiambu Senate Seat.

It was another sad day for Kenyans as 151 Members of Parliament who were allocated 18 months and each paid Kshs 1 million per month to legislate the land bill extended the work period by 60 days. The land bill legislated may only be in place for 8 months, May – December, and the majority of 20 million Kenyan voters may have to legislate the land bill that will ensure 40 million Kenyans are growing enough food every day to feed themselves. It is unfortunate that after 18 Months and at a cost to taxpayers of Kshs 1 million per member, achieved by overtaxing Kenyans to the point they are paying the highest price of sugar in the world, all the members can ask is 60 days more. This type of leadership is one that does not care whether Kenyans have food or not.


As Kenyans look to employ the leaders for 2012 – 2017 they should demand that their leaders be effective and deliver every order of the constitution on time. In the elections to be held December, Kenyans can look closely to the Kenyans abroad and the 2012 – 2017 platform they have initiated to usher the country to a new era of doing business in order. One thing the Kenyans abroad will do differently is to ensure statements like, “66 MPs in the House, below the minimum of 148 required to approve a law,” will be something of the past in the two national houses and 47 county houses. The leaders elected will appear for the job every day. All bills established by the constitution will be met at the fastest time possible. If the platform had been governing 2010, the land bill would have been passed in first three months and Turkana residents who died of hunger would be alive today. The Kenyans abroad who donated millions of shillings to feed the hungry would have more money in their bank accounts. When leaders are ineffective it costs the citizens of a country regardless of where located too much resources in both time and money.

Article 68 C (1) Kenyans ordered that there shall be a minimum and maximum land legislated by Parliament. My instinct tells me that this could be the one issue causing delay as those holding thousands of acres of idle land try to find the solution. No time delay or extension will deny the Kenyans the chance to get this order implemented. The platform will look to educate Kenyans why in developed countries you never hear of anyone saying “I will buy a piece of land,” as they show the bill that once legislated in first 60 days after electing the platform will lead to the country producing enough food every day, each Kenyan being able to live in a decent house with clean water and other needs met and bring an end of fundraisers for hunger by Kenyans abroad.  

The bill shall further show how the land commission and all registries and land offices shall be organized to become efficient in meeting the people’s needs. The bill that will be offered by the Kenya led platform and legislated by the majority of 20 million voters through voting for platform will also lead to Kenya economy starting to progress forward to be able to compete on the world stage. 

Proposed Minimum and Maximum land Legislation per Constitution Article 68 C (1) 

Article 64: (a) registered land held by any person under any freehold tenure; 

This land that any person can hold and determine whatever investment they will make in that is currently the policy in Kenya where there are about a few million titles will be upheld and strengthened as is currently developed. The points to consider in legislation to law are: 

  1. No minimum.
  2. The maximum be at all titles as currently established to the highest title of 30 acres maximum.
  3. All laws that define the usage be enacted through County Assembly so county residents can have more say on the land usage in the county. 

Article 64: (b) land held by any person under leasehold tenure; 

The land law is currently defined as 99 years maximum lease tenure. In ensuring this land as a county resource serves the county needs through maximization of usage the Kenya abroad led platform will advance the following points to be considered for legislation to law

  1. A minimum of 50 acres allocation 
  2. No maximum required
  3. Kshs 10,000 an acre per year administered through the National Land Commission with supervision of county assembly and compliance ensured by the National Assembly senate.
  4. A minimum provision that all plans for applying for 1 person be employed for every 10 acres applied for lease.
  5. A 5 years grace period for either point 3 or 4 whichever the person or company leasing the land chooses or a formula to intermix them applies.
  6. This legislation enacted through National Assembly
  7. 50% revenue allocated to funding County Government roads and 50% revenue to funding National Government roads.  

Article 64: (c) any other land declared private land under an Act of Parliament.

This provision allows for great ideas to be developed. So as to avoid this being abused the following would be considered to legislate to law 

  1. No minimum or maximum.
  2. Enacted through the advice of the commission.
  3. Private Act passed by current national assembly as to meet national interest.
  4. Terms based on case to case basis as approved through parliament and subject to cancellation by any other seating parliament.


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