The Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) is a not-for-profit and non-partisan umbrella network of Civil Society Organisations and Individuals committed to effective advocacy for the reform of policies and laws governing land in Kenya. KLA was founded in 1999 and registered as a Trust in 2001. The initiative to create an institutional framework for land laws and policy advocacy in Kenya was necessitated by the realization that the policy, legal and institutional framework created in 1950’s had become inadequate due to many changes in the social, political, economic and cultural fronts that had occurred in the country over the years.
The increased population has resulted in intense competition for access to land and natural resources. In addition, changes in the global environment brought about by globalization have combined to create a reality that is significantly different from the one existing when the
current framework was created in the 1950s. It is on this premise that KLA has been in the forefront in efforts towards effective advocacy for land laws and policy reforms in Kenya, as recently witnessed in the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Land Law System of
Kenya and the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission. Advocating for the formulation and implementation of a National Land Policy and review of land laws.

Our Vision

A society in which all people are assured of sustainable livelihoods through secure and equitable access and utilisation of land and natural resources.

Our Mission

To facilitate the activities of members by gathering and disseminating information towards an all-embracing, participatory and comprehensive land policy and law reforms in Kenya.

Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) Resources

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Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
March 2015
Kenya

Illegal and irregular allocations of public land were a common feature of the Moi regime and perhaps it’s most pervasive corrupt practice. The Ndung’u Report as well as various reports of the Public Investment Committee details numerous cases of public land illegal allocated to individuals and companies in total disregard of the law and public interest. Most allocations were made to politically correct individuals without justification and resulted in individuals being unjustly enriched at great cost to the people of Kenya.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2015
Kenya

This book exposes the key land use and environmental problems facing Kenya today due to lack of an appropriate national land use policy. The publication details how the air is increasingly being polluted, the water systems are diminishing in quantity and deteriorating in quality. The desertification process threatens the land and its cover. The soils are being eroded leading to siltation of the ocean and lakes. The forests are being depleted with impunity thus destroying the water catchments.

Reports & Research
January 2013
Kenya

A report of a Conference held in Nairobi 6-7th June 2013. Includes case studies on community land rights from South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, Rwanda, Brazil and Kenya.

Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
January 2011
Kenya

The International Land Coalition (ILC) has commissioned this present report to analyse the illegal/irregular acquisition of land by Kenya’s elites to ascertain the types of land affected, the processes used to acquire land, and the profiles of the perpetrators, as well as to identify the victims and the impacts of land grabbing.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2007
Kenya

Full citation: Kenya Land Alliance, "Debating Women's Land and Property Rights against the background of the Land Reforms in Kenya ," KLA LAND POLICY BRIEF (January 2007).

Journal Articles & Books
December 2004
Kenya

Full citation: Kenya Land Alliance, "The National Land Policy in Kenya: Critical Gender Issues and Policy Statements," 1 KLA ISSUES PAPER (August 2004).

Journal Articles & Books
December 2002
Kenya

Full citation: Kenya Land Alliance, "Gender Aspects of Land Reform: Constitutional Principles," KLA BOOKLET (November 2002).

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