New Kajiado land policy to secure community land from grabbers – Osoi

Speaker Johnson Osoi

By Michael Opiyo 

Kajiado county new land policy will secure community land from grabbers, County Assembly Speaker Johnson Osoi has said.

The County Assembly introduced a policy to tackle land issues that had become a major headache in Kajiado County. The Land and Physical Planning Department has authority to control public land that was inherited from the County Council. 

Osoi noted that public land posed major challenges including double allocation due to County Government inheritance of the land from County Council.

“After Kajiado County Assembly approved the land policy, the land registrar introduced new generation allotment letters that act as title deed and are recognized by any financial institution, this will sort out  land disputes in the county,” he observed.

Speaking during an interview with County Press in his office in Kajiado Town while commenting on the 2010 Constitution achievements after  10 years, Osoi said lang fragmentation into plots has reduced productivity and that’s why land registrar came up with county planning to control sub-division of land into plots.

Community Land Act 2016, has given the County Government mandate to identify, recognize, protect and register community land because most of the community land is under group ranches, said Osoi. 

And through the constitution, County Assembly has the mandate to come up with bills and policies that govern land matters.
He termed the constitution as one of the best gifts to the Kenyanpeople despite a few challenges.

He lauded the current county assembly for putting up more effort to come up with private bills such as Water Harvesting Bill.

Kajiado County through County Assembly was the first county to pass anti-FGM law.

He noted that  Article 196 of the 2010 constitution, gives the public power for public participation in any activities taking place under devolved units. 

After two terms serving as speaker of Kajiado County, Osoi says it is time to serve the people of Kajiado County better as a senator. He say he will vie for senatorial seat come 2022. “I’m well established, attained all the qualification. I believe and have conviction that I have what it takes to serve the people of this County to become the next senator of Kajiado County,” he said. 

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