Topical Issues on Land

Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00

PRIVATE LAND

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Private land is land which is owned by and individual be it a person or a corporation. The right to own property is inherent in all Kenyans and there shall be no discrimination pursuant to the Constitution. This is especially important provision since Kenyan communities are mostly patriarchal thereby excluding…
Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF LAND BY THE GOVERNMENT

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Eminent Domain The government has sovereign powers to seize land for public use. The rationale for this is in the principle that the government has sovereign power over all land in the country. There are limitations to this right and various factors must be considered before the power of ‘eminent…
Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

MATRIMONIAL OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY

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Sec 93(1)of the Land Registration Act[1], definesco-tenancy as the ownership of land by two or more persons in undivided shares and includesjointtenancyortenancyincommon. It occurs in two forms Joint tenancy Tenancy in common Joint tenancy is the term used to describe the form of ownership in which two or more persons…
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