National Land Commission Act, 2012 (No. 5 of 2012). | Land Portal

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This Act provides with respect to the administration, structure, operations, powers, responsibilities and (additional) functions of the National Land Commission established by Article 67 of the Constitution and for certain aspects of management and administration of land in accordance with the principles of land policy set out in Article 60 of the Constitution and the national land policy. Pursuant to Article 67(2) of the Constitution, the functions of the Commission shall include the management of public land on behalf of the national and county governments, the recommendation of a national land policy to the national government, encouraging the application of traditional dispute resolution mechanisms in land conflicts and advising the national government on land registration. The Commission shall recommend legislation to provide for investigation and adjudication of claims arising out of historical land injustices for the purposes of Article 67 of the Constitution and shall establish county land management boards for purposes of managing public land.

Implemented by: National Land Commission (Investigation of Historical Land Injustices) Regulations, 2017 (L.N. No. 258 of 2017). (2017-10-06)
Amended by: Land Laws (Amendment) Act, 2016 (No. 28 of 2016). (2016-08-31)
Amended by: Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2014 (No. 18 of 2014). (2014-11-20)

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Legal Name: The National Council for Law Reporting

Brand Name: Kenya Law

Organization type: A semi-autonomous state corporation

Parent Institution: The Judiciary

Parent Act: The National Council for Law Reporting Act


To Provide Universal Access to Kenya’s Public Legal Information by Monitoring and Reporting on the Development of Jurisprudence for the Promotion of the Rule of Law


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