Swazuri, governors oppose land Bill

National Land Commission (NLC) Chairman Muhammad Swazuri (left) and Council of Governors Chairman Peter Munya. They have asked Parliament to reject the Land Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015, saying it is “suspect” and “retrogressive”. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • He said the Bill offers no solution to the land question, adding that there are many alternative ways of tackling clashing mandates between the ministry and the NLC.
  • Suspended Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu and the NLC have been at loggerheads over roles assigned to each of them by the National Land Act and the National Land Commission Act.
  • The commission said the draft law has a section that allows the minister to prescribe regulations for the registration of long term-leases.

A commission and governors have opposed an amendment Bill being fronted by the Lands ministry.

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