National Land Commission

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The National Land Commission of Kenya is an Independent government Commission established under the Constitution of Kenya to manage public land on behalf of the national and county governments.[1] It is established under the The National Land Commission Act, 2012[2]


Aside from managing public land, the commission is also tasked with:[3]

  • Recommending a national land policy to the State
  • Advising the state on a comprehensive programme for the registration of titles throughout Kenya
  • Conducting research related to land and the use of natural resources and to make recommendations to appropriate authorities among other


Those nominated to membership of the Commission are:[4]

  • Mohammed Swazuri - Chairman
  • Abdulkadir Adan Khalif
  • Tomiik Mboya Konyimbih
  • Silas Kinoti Muriithi
  • Rose Mumbua Musyoka
  • Samuel Kipng’etich Tororei
  • Abigael Mbagaya
  • Emma Muthoni Njogu
  • Clement Isaiah Lenachuru

The nomination process was however stopped after being challenged in court late 2012. On 5 February 2013, the High Court ordered President Mwai Kibaki to gazette the names of the commissioners within 7 days.[5]