Court clarifies roles of lands ministry and NLC

President Uhuru Kenyatta hands out title deeds at the Coast earlier this month. Only the MInistry of Lands  should prepare the documents. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • It is important to note that the advisory opinion did not strip the NLC of any powers or diminish its functions, rather, separated the roles between it and the ministry.

  • The NLC had sought to be given the proper relationship between its mandate and that of the Ministry, and the five-judge bench said that, “There is a clear separation of roles between the body providing oversight (the NLC) and the body upon which the

  • oversight is to be conducted (the ministry).”

What was the bone of contention between the Ministry of Lands and the National Land Commission (NLC)?

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