LAWS OF KENYA LAND CONTROL ACT CHAPTER 302 Revised Edition 2017  Published by the National Council for Law Reporting with the Authority of the Attorney-General [Rev. 2017] Land Control CAP. 302 L7-3 [Issue 3] CHAPTER 302 LAND CONTROL ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS PART I – PRELIMINARY Section 1. Short title. 2. Interpretation. PART II – ESTABLISHMENT OF LAND CONTROL AREAS AND DIVISIONS 3. Application of control. 4. Establishment of divisions. PART III – LAND CONTROL BOARDS
5. Establishment of land control boards. PART IV – CONTROL OF DEALINGS IN AGRICULTURAL LAND 6. Transactions affecting agricultural land. 7. Recovery of consideration. PART V – GRANTING OF CONSENT 8. Application for consent. 9. Granting or refusal of consent. PART VI – PROVINCIAL LAND CONTROL APPEALS BOARDS 10. Establishment of provincial land control appeals boards. 11. Appeal to provincial land control appeals board. PART VII –CENTRAL LAND CONTROL APPEALS BOARD 12. Establishment of central land control appeals board. 13. Appeal to central land control appeals board. PART VIII – PROVISIONS AS TO BOARDS 14. Tenure of office of members of boards. 15. Procedure of boards. 16. Decisions of boards. 17. Power to order attendance. 18. Power to inspect land. PART IX – MISCELLANEOUS 19. Form of appeal. 20. Registration of documents. 21. False statements.
22. Acts in furtherance of void transaction. 23. Prohibition of land transactions. 24. Exemptions. 25. Regulations. CAP. 302 Land Control [Rev. 2017] [Issue 3] L7-4 PART X – SUPPLEMENTAL Section 26. Saving of applications under L.N. 457/1963. 27. Amendment of Laws SCHEDULES FIRST SCHEDULE SECOND SCHEDULE [Rev. 2017] Land Control CAP. 302 L7-5 [Issue 3] CHAPTER 302 LAND CONTROL ACT [ Date of assent:11th December, 1967 .] [ Date of commencement:12th December, 1967 .]
An Act of Parliament to provide for controlling transactions in agricultural land [Act No. 34 of 1967, Act No. 36 of 1968, Act No. 13 of 1980, Act No. 5 of 1987, Act No. 22 of 1987, Act No. 13 of 1988, Act No. 19 of 2015, L.N. 105/2017.] PART I – PRELIMINARY 1. Short title This Act may be cited as the Land Control Act. 2. Interpretation In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires— “agricultural land” means— (a) land that is not within— (i) a municipality or a township; or (ii) an area which was, on or at any time after the 1st July 1952, a township under the Townships Act (Cap. 133, 1948 now repealed); or (iii) an area which was, on or at any time after the 1st July 1952, a trading centre under the Trading Centres Act (Cap. 278, 1948 now repealed); or (iv) a market; (b) land in the Nairobi Area or in any municipality, township or urban centre that is declared by the Minister, by notice in the Gazette , to be agricultural land for the purposes of this Act, other than land which, by reason of any condition or covenant in the title
thereto or any limitation imposed by law, is subject to the restriction that it may not be used for agriculture or to the requirement that it shall be used for a nonagricultural purpose; “a board” means a land control board, a provincial land control appeals board or the central land control appeals board;
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