The inquiries into the land question began a long

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The inquiries into the land question began a long time ago. However, strides towards the creation of a nationally acclaimed framework began in 1999 with the formation of The Njonjo Commission[ CITATION Mka13 \l 1033 ]. The Njonjo Commission was tasked with developing guidelines and principles that would lead to the creation of a National Land Policy Framework, a constitutional position of the land and formulation of a new institutional framework necessary in land administration. When Moi left the office and Mwai Kibaki took over, he instituted the Ndung’u Commission in June 2003. The commission’s work majored on investigating land allocation irregularities and the root of the land problems in Kenya. Ndung’u Commission tabled the Ndung’u report something that both the government and the opposition were in agreement with. It captured the issues that were primal to the land problem. As such, the reforms by the National Land Commission currently are in lieu with the report. In 2009, the parliament formulated the Sessional paper No. 3 of 2009 . The sessional paper was intended to give a framework to address key measures prerequisite in solving land issues. It defined key issues in land administration, access to land, land use planning, environmental degradation, conflicts, and unplanned proliferation of informal urban settlements, outdated legal framework, institutional framework and information management, and restitution of historical injustices[ CITATION Mis12 \l 1033 ]. The paper would look at constitutional matters regarding compulsory acquisition, development control and tenure. The policy takes note
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LAND REFORMS AND POLICIES IN KENYA 10 of the need to secure the landowners irrespective of their socioeconomic group. The policy also recognized marginalized Kenyans and those living as squatters and those in informal settlements. The National Land Policy enacted by the parliament in 2009 was one more step towards the creation of a solution to the land question. It was the first indication that the government would stop relying on the colonial regime land laws. The policy looked at the potential of the land to be used for posterity and posterity of the country. The policy gave a chance for the government and the general populace to dialogue on issues that make the land question; the present elephant in the room since independence, remain unresolved. The policy puts into focus the issues that are to blame for the land question. However, much of the focus of the commission went into looking into historical injustices, and contemporary context in addressing issues to do with economic, social, cultural, governance, and political complications in land issues. This policy gave a road map towards creation of the National Land Commission.
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  • Real property law, National Land Commission, land reforms

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