The mandate of the Kenya Government in its objective to achieve sustainable development is to reduce poverty by half by 2015 and transform the country into a newly industrailized nation by the year 2020. This paper reviews the cadastral systems that have been formulated and implemented in Kenya ; the different concepts and techniques used in the preparation of cadastral survey plans and maps; and the impact of the cadastre as a source of spatial data in support of land administration processes. The paper focusses on the role of the cadastre in the implementation of the strategies on the eradication/ alleviation of poverty and industrial transformation. In conclusion, the paper looks at the future of the cadastral systems in Kenya in light of the new technology. The paper recommends cadastral reforms that require to be undertaken to meet the needs of the present generation and to foster national development targets.
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