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Land Act 2012 on Private Ownership of 1000 acres & Above.

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Thousands of acres of Idle Land left idle by current parliament as food shortages continue & millions live in slums.. Thousands of acres of Idle Land left idle by current parliament as food shortages continue & millions live in slums..

6 million Kenyans 2010 understood Kenya as a country was not elastic and land diminishes as population increases and a land policy was needed so land could be used efficiently. They passed the constitution law clause. 68. Parliament shall—(c) enact legislation— (i) to prescribe minimum and maximum land holding acreages in respect of private land. After almost 2 years one would have expected the current parliament to consider private land use in light of food and settlement. However lands of 1000 acres and above will surely remain idle as Kenyans leave in slums, in IDP camps and without food. The best the current parliament could do is defer this decision by creating Article 159 in the land Act 2012.

The Land Act 2012 

Land sizes. 

159.(1) Within one year of the coming into force of this Act, the Cabinet Secretary shall commission a scientific study to determine the economic viability of minimum and maximum acreages in respect of private land for various land zones in the country. 

(2) The findings of the study shall be available for the public to make observations and shall be modified based on valid representations in accordance with principles of participation of the people, good governance, transparency and accountability. 

(3) Within three months after the publication of the final report of the scientific study commissioned under subsection (1) the Cabinet Secretary shall table the report to Parliament for debate and adoption. 

(4) The Cabinet Secretary shall prescribe the rules and regulations for determining the minimum and maximum acreages in respect of private land solely based on the recommendations in the report.

(5) The Registrar shall not accept for registration any instrument of dispositions that confers interest in land that has the effect of breaching the prescribed guidelines on minimum and maximum acreages in respect of private land.

 

 

 

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