ISK Tables its recommendations to BBI Steering Committee

ISK President Abraham Samoei, Erastus Chege(Council Member) and Rose Mwaura(CEO) presenting ISK recommendations to BBI Steering Committee.

ISK submitted its recommendations to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Steering Committee. Under the leadership of ISK President Mr. Abraham Samoei, Chair, Editorial and PR Committee, Mr. Erastus Chege, Chief Executive Officer, Rose Mwaura and Policy Research and Advocacy Officer, Robert Koech.

The submissions were mainly around the salient issues in Land sector, summarized below:

a) The need to carry out a comprehensive review of grants and disposition on public land including those mentioned in the Ndungu Land Commission report.

b) The need for a comprehensive legal framework to address all the cases of historical land injustices.

c) Introduction of land tax to encourage proprietors of large land holdings to develop their land.

d) Creation of a National Survey and Mapping Agency to oversee all survey and mapping in Kenya.

e) Clarity of roles of various Institutions charged with the mandates of land management and Governance.

f) Establishment of the office of the Valuer-General responsible for advising both the National and County Governments on Valuation.

g) The need for the Government to ensure that all the land are surveyed and issued with ownership documents.

h) The Institution re-emphasized that Kenyans can own land anywhere in Kenya.