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Article 60. Principles of Land Policy

(1) Land in Kenya shall be held, used and managed in a manner that is equitable, efficient, productive and sustainable, and in accordance with the following principles–

  • (a) equitable access to land;
  • (b) security of land rights;
  • (c) sustainable and productive management of land resources;
  • (d) transparent and cost effective administration of land;
  • (e) sound conservation and protection of ecologically sensitive areas;
  • (f) elimination of gender discrimination in law, customs and practices related to land and property in land; and
  • (g) encouragement of communities to settle land disputes through recognised local community initiatives consistent with this Constitution.

(2) These principles shall be implemented through a national land policy developed and reviewed regularly by the national government and through legislation.