Argumentation the need to improve land tenure system

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argumentation, the need to improve land tenure system has continued to receive much attention, especially with regard to land degradation and lack of access to land. As a result, the government of Kenya has been cognizant of the need to ensure land tenure security; hence it has been engaged in developing policies geared towards enhancing land tenure security as the surest way of enhancing agricultural productivity and social justice and reverse the negative consequences of environmental degradation. Land is the most important natural resource in Kenya and a major factor of production. It is the main source of livelihood owing to the fact that it plays host to all the natural resources, but it is the platform within which all forms of land development occur. The entrance of the National Land Commission has seen hope develop out of the prior hopeless situation[ CITATION Mis12 \l 1033 ]. Various efforts conducted have seen a number of people gaining land ownership. Such a thing makes the economic stature of the owners far much stronger in comparison to the existing situation of squartership. In the areas where people have been accorded land by the government, people have a chance to revant their economic power through capacitation given by the right to modify the lands, someone that was impossible as
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LAND REFORMS AND POLICIES IN KENYA 7 squartters. The power also makes it possible for them to take loans to develop their other overtures different from agriculture. There is much to be seen in the management of arid land given that over time, the country has left them in the mercies of natural occurrences. Rain remains the biggest hope in these areas. The National land commission in its capacity must come up with new ways to manage these lands[ CITATION JWa08 \l 1033 ]. Keeping registers for unproductive land maybe its job, but ensuring that these lands are used in the best productive way possible should be its core objective. However, of the 20% arable land, mush remains to be done to ensure 100% productivity. Given that the land tenure has always been problematic, the commission ought to come up with ways in which it can address the land tenure issue by developing laws that can be used to manage big productive chunk of lands, over segmenting land to an extent that it ends up becoming unproductive The land question regards the existing unresolved concerns over land ownership, access to interest in the land and sustainability of the land resource. The problem began with the onset of the colonial occupation of the arable land in the Kenyan highlands. At independence, the issue became almost permanently embedded since the senior members took most of the land for themselves, leaving the remaining unproductive land to the rest of the citizens. As a result the citizens who had been displaced by the Europeans and put into reserves ended up not getting any land[ CITATION Ala14 \l 1033 ]. The governments tried to resettle the people but since there
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  • Fall '19
  • Real property law, National Land Commission, land reforms

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