State House hosts summit on land

November 14, 2016 8:37 am
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Lands CS Jacob Kaimenyi addresses the State House summit in Nairobi on Monday/FRANCIS MBATHA
Lands CS Jacob Kaimenyi addresses the State House summit in Nairobi on Monday/FRANCIS MBATHA

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 – State House will host a land summit Monday where discussions on the controversial Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report will take centre stage.

According to State House Spokesman, Manoah Esipisu, issues of historical land injustices, increased grabbing of school grounds and contentious land ownership in the country will also form part of the agenda.

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  • According to State House Spokesman, Manoah Esipisu, issues of historical land injustices, increased grabbing of school grounds and contentious land ownership in the country will also form part of the agenda.
  • "This administration promised improved service delivery when it took office and we can demonstrate that this has extended to all spheres, including the subject of land," he stated at a briefing Sunday.

“This administration promised improved service delivery when it took office and we can demonstrate that this has extended to all spheres, including the subject of land,” he stated at a briefing Sunday.

He emphasised that the implementation of reports on fraudulent land acquisition will be candidly discussed to provide the way forward.

Esipisu also indicated that resolving the country’s land puzzle was dear to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration and the Head of State was keen to use the deliberations to seek solutions to land problems.

“As you know the land currency is an important one in our social-economic development, and you are also aware that the Jubilee administration promised the land answer if it took office,” he said.

He explained that questions that are set to be answered during the summit include how far the government is in dealing with historical land injustices as well as the implementation of the recommendations of reports on illegal and irregular allocation of land.

“Has the ministry been able to repossess any land that was irregularly allocated to politicians, churches etc? Who owns the largest tracts of land in Kenya? Coast Counties have borne the brunt of the historical land injustices. How far is the ministry and the NLC in implementing reforms?” he posed.

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