ISK Press Statement On Closure Of National Survey Office In Kericho County


The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya’s attention has been drawn to reports in sections of the mainstream media of the purported closure of the Survey of Kenya offices within the county of Kericho by the Governor. The executive order has further sought to usurp the role of professional regulation from the Cabinet Secretary in-charge of lands through the Land Surveyors Board, by directing that Licensed Surveyors who wish to practice within the County, be registered by the county administration.

Misinterpretation of the Law:

This unfortunate move seems to be anchored in an unfortunate misinterpretation of Part (2) sec 8 the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. In defining the roles of the county government the clause clearly specifies that only survey and mapping functions that support County Planning and development be undertaken by the county. We wish to inform the Kericho County Government and the wider public that national surveying and mapping function encompasses many national functions, which can only be effectively carried out by the National office.More on this