RCMRD International Conference 2018

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NAIROBI Friday 17th August, 2018… Let us continue including women in our development plans, they lead in a great way, Says Lands and Physical Planning CS, Farida Karoney.

“When you empower women and have them them in positions of influence, you empower communities.” Says Ms. Karoney.

The lands CS spoke this week when she opened the annual Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) International Conference 2018, held at the RCMRD regional headquaters in Kasarani, Nairobi.

Ms. Karoney emphasized on land use planning and land use policy. “These policies address key development challenges that the country is grappling with.” Said the lands CS.

She said that land is a finite resource and policy makers must continue to encourage sustainable land use planning and management.

“We recently launched a National Land use Policy as well the National Spatial Plan, sending a clear message to all Stakeholders about the need to balance human settlement, food security needs with responsible exploitation of our environment.” Said Ms. Karoney.

The lands CS said that the National Land Use Policy gives a context within which we must anchor our development aspirations both at the National and County levels.

She said that the National Spatial Plan policy will streamline land use across the Country. “Implementation of spatial plan and particularly monitoring compliance will require input from earth observation technologies and applications.” Said Ms. Karoney.

She said that her Ministry is actively engaged in modernizing land administration platforms as well as streamlining processes and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of land services to citizens and investors in Kenya. “We  aim to enhance transparency and ease of doing business n Kenya.” said the lands CS.

“The Government considers earth observation and space science products and applications as critical in implementing its Big four Agenda, more specifically in Agriculture and food security as well as ensuring access to decent shelter by all Kenyans.” Said the CS.

Ms. Karoney said that the goal of the Government is to see enhanced opportunities for employment and wealth creation for the youth, sustainable use of land and land based resources, safe and livable cities as well as food and economic security.

“It is my hope that RCMRD and their partner’s at this conference will continue to work with Government of Kenya to ensure these skills and capabilities are transferred to our personnel both at National and County government levels.” Said Ms. Karoney.

The Lands CS also launched ISO 9001:2015 and RCMRD eLearning platform at Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development.

In attendance was Chief Administrative Secretary for Lands, Hon. Gideon Mungaro and Director of Administration, Amb. Julius Kandie.

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an inter- governmental organization with 20 member states in Eastern and southern Africa region.

Its mission is to promote development through generation, application and dissemination of Geo-information and allied ICT services and products in member states beyond.

The theme of this years conference is ‘Space Science for Sustainable Development’.

The workshop brought different stakeholders drawn from the academia, applications and software developers, hardware manufacturers, geospatial data producers and vendors, researchers, policy makers and media to promote synergies and complementarities that are essential to transforming science to actual benefits.

 

 

 

Joseph K.Mwangi

Head/ Public Communications

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SPEECH BY FARIDA KARONEY, OGW CABINET SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF LANDS AND PHYSICAL PLANNING DURING THE RCMRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (RIC 2018), IN NAIROBI, KENYA ON 15TH AUGUST 2018 AT RCMRD

SPEECH BY FARIDA KARONEY, OGW CABINET SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF LANDS AND PHYSICAL PLANNING DURING THE RCMRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (RIC 2018), IN NAIROBI, KENYA ON 15TH AUGUST 2018 AT RCMRD

 

 

 

 

  • The Hon. Members of the RCMRD Governing Council here present;
  • Your Excellences the High Commissioners and Ambassadors from RCMRD member States;
  • The Director General of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD),
  • Representative from USAID Kenya and East Africa;
  • Representatives from RCMRD member states;
  • Government of Kenya officials,
  • Distinguished Delegates;
  • Ladies and gentlemen.

It is my pleasure to preside over this official opening of the 2nd RCMRD International Conference being held here in Nairobi. Allow me to thank the RCMRD Management for inviting me to preside over this event. To all our regional and international guests, I say Karibu Kenya, please take some time off to enjoy Kenyan hospitality.

It is gratifying to see delegates from around the world converging here at RCMRD to exchange notes on the current state of development in the area of space science and how these advancements can be harnessed for the benefit of mankind.

The presence at this workshop of different stakeholders drawn from the academia, applications and software developers, hardware manufacturers, geospatial data producers and vendors, researchers, policy makers and media is a wonderful opportunity to promote synergies and complementarities that are essential to transforming science to actual benefits that our citizens can enjoy.   I am therefore thankful to RCMRD and their partners, particularly USAID and NASA for organizing this conference.

Ladies and Gentlemen

 

The choice of the theme of this year’s Conference  ‘Space Science for Sustainable Development’ is timely. This year (2018), the world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space at a time when every nation is pre-occupied with the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Science and Technology will play a central role in attaining these development goals.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

We are privileged to live in era of unprecedented advancements in science and technology, which are increasingly becoming major drivers and clear game changers in our development aspirations. We have a responsibility to further harness these developments and ensure their application in areas and sectors that can directly transform the lives of our citizenry such as agriculture, high-speed global telecommunications, land use planning and disaster monitoring and early warning.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

As you may all be aware there have been several reviews and publications showing the critical importance that space science and earth observations can play in virtually all the 17 SDGs.  In addition, the capacity developed to acquire, analyze and utilize earth observation data and geospatial information to support SDG implementation can provide our member States and other regions with increased opportunities to use data to enrich policy.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Besides importance to SDGs, the Government of Kenya considers earth observations and space science products and applications as critical in implementing its Big Four Agenda, more specifically in agriculture and food security as well as ensuring access to decent shelter by all Kenyans.

In all these endeavors, land remains a critical resource. Sustainable management of land and land based resources can only be enhanced by understanding it better through mapping and the appropriate policy  interventions.

 

 

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Land is a finite resource and as policy makers we must continue to encourage sustainable land use planning and management. To this end, the Government of Kenya recently launched a National Land Use Policy as well as the National Spatial Plan that, among other things, sent a clear message to all Stakeholders about the need to balance human settlement, food security needs with responsible exploitation of our environment. We have made mistakes in the past and me must now call for fidelity to the law and our policy guidelines

The National Land Use Policy gives a context within which we must anchor our development aspirations both at the National and County levels. Along with the the National Spatial Plan, the policy will streamline land use across the Country. The implementation of the spatial plan and particularly monitoring compliance will require input from earth observation technologies and applications. I count on this gathering and RCMRD in particular to come up with tools and methodologies help us in this regard.

 

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Alongside the spatial planning efforts, we are also actively engaged in modernizing our land administration platforms as well as streamlining processes and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of land services to citizens and investors in Kenya. We  aim to enhance transparency and ease of doing business n Kenya. All these developments call for more skills and ability to deploy the technologies that this conference will be presenting. It is my hope that RCMRD and their partners at this conference will continue to work with us to ensure these skills and capabilities are transferred to our personnel both at national and country government levels.

Indeed, we expect to see enhanced opportunities for employment and wealth creation for our youth, sustainable use of land and land based resources, safe and livable cities as well as food and economic security.

IN CONCLUSION,

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Let me reiterate what I just outlined above with respect to the importance of land and natural resources in the realization of both national and global development agenda as articulated in the SDGs. In both cases, space science and earth observation technologies and applications are going to be critical in implementation and tracking. This conference is therefore timely as it will provide an opportunity to narrow the gap between the science and policy so that we reap the full benefit of advances in science and technology.

I would like to reaffirm the commitment of the Government of Kenya to supporting our Centre (RCMRD) together with the other member States because the reasons for its founding seem even more pertinent now than they were four decades ago when it was established.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is now my my pleasure to declare the 2nd International Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RIC) Conference officially opened.

Thank you

 

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Community Land CLA forms

  1. Application For Recognition Of Interest/ Claim On Community Land FORM CLA 1
  2. Notification of Change in Composition of community Land Management Committee FORM CLA 2
  3. Application for Registration of a Community FORM CLA 3
  4. Certificate of Registration FORM CLA 4
  5. Register Of Communities FORM CLA 5
  6. Inventory Form For Unregistered Community Land FORM CLA 6
  7. Notice Intention To Survey, Demarcate And Register Community Land FORM CLA 7
  8. Application For Recognition And Adjudication Of Claimon Community Land FORM CLA 8
  9. Application for Customary Right of Occupancy FORM CLA 9
  10. Certificate Of Customary Right Of Use And Occupancy FORM CLA 10
  11. Dispute Registration Form FORM CLA 11
  12. Disputes Register FORM CLA 12
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Land Registration Act LRA Forms

  1. Form LRA 1 PRESENTATION BOOK
  2. Form LRA 2 THE LAND REGISTER (Absolute Titles)
  3. Form LRA 3 THE LAND REGISTER (Leasehold)
  4. Form LRA 4 REGISTER OF POWERS OF ATTORNEY
  5. Form LRA 5 GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
  6. Form LRA 6 SPECIFIC POWER OF ATTORNEY
  7. Form LRA 7 IRREVOCABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY
  8. Form LRA 8 NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF A POWER OF ATTORNEY
  9. Form LRA 9 GENERAL APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION
  10. Form LRA 10 APPLICATION TO BE NOTED IN THE REGISTER AS A SPOUSE
  11. Form LRA 11 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO NOTE A SPOUSE IN THE REGISTER
  12. Form LRA 12 APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT CERTIFICATE OF TITLELEASE ON
  13. Form LRA 13 NOTICE FOR ISSUE OF A REPLACEMENT TITLE
  14. Form LRA 14 APPLICATION FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF A LAND REGISTER
  15. Form LRA 15STATUTORY DECLARATION BY A BODY CORPORATE
  16. Form LRA 16 STATUTORY DECLARATION BY A NATURAL PERSON
  17. Form LRA 17 DEED OF INDEMNITY
  18. Form LRA 18 NOTICE FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF LOST OR DESTROYED LAND REGISTER
  19. Form LRA 19 APPLICATION FOR ISSUE OF A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE LEASE
  20. Form LRA 20 Certificate of Title
  21. Form LRA 21 Certificate of Lease
  22. Form LRA 22 REFUSAL TO REGISTER AN APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION
  23. Form LRA 23 APPLICATION BY AN INTERESTED PERSON TO ASCERTAIN AND FIX LAND BOUNDARIES
  24. Form LRA 24 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ASCERTAIN AND FIX THE BOUNDARIES
  25. Form LRA 25 ORDER FOR DEMARCATION MAINTENANCE
  26. Form LRA 26 APPLICATION FOR COMBINATION
  27. Form LRA 27 MUTATION FORM
  28. Form LRA 28 APPLICATION FOR REPARCELLATION
  29. Form LRA 29 APPLICATION FOR PARTITION
  30. Form LRA 30 APPLICATION FOR PARTITION PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF THE REGISTRAR
  31. Form LRA 31 NOTICE FOR A HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR PARTITION OF LAND HELD IN COMMON
  32. Form LRA 32 FORM OF CONSENT OF A CHARGEE TO A PARTITION
  33. Form LRA 33 TRANSFER OF INTEREST IN LAND
  34. Form LRA 34 CONSENT BY THE ENCUMBRANCER TO TRANSFER
  35. Form LRA 35 TRANSFER OF UNDIVIDED SHARE
  36. Form LRA 36 TRANSFER OF JOINT INTEREST
  37. Form LRA 37 APPLICATION FOR SEVERANCE OF JOINT OWNERSHIP
  38. Form LRA 38 APPLICATION FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE NAME OF A DECEASED JOINT PROPRIETOR FROM THE REGISTER
  39. Form LRA 39 TRANSFER TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENATATIVE AS EXECUTOR ADMINISTRATOR
  40. Form LRA 40 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS PROPRIETOR JOINTLY WITH OTHER PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
  41. Form LRA 41 NOTIFICATION BY REGISTRAR TO PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF AN APP FOR REGISTRATION JOINTLY WITH OTHER
  42. Form LRA 42 TRANSFER BY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO PERSON ENITITLED UNDER A WILL OR INTESTACY
  43. Form LRA 43 TRANSFER BY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO PURCHASER
  44. Form LRA 44 TRANSFER BY TRUSTEE IN BANKRUPTCY
  45. Form LRA 45 TRANSFER BY TRUSTEE ON BANKRUPTCY B
  46. Form LRA 46 APPLICATION BY A LIQUIDATOR TO BE NOTED IN THE REGISTER
  47. Form LRA 47 GENERAL FORM OF STATUTORY DECLARATION
  48. Form LRA 48 TRANSFER OF LAND BY A LIQUIDATOR
  49. Form LRA 49 TRANSFER by COMPANIES AND LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS
  50. Form LRA 50 APPLICATION TO BE REGISTERED AS PROPRIETOR BY TRANSMISSION
  51. Form LRA 51 APPLICATION TO BE REGISTERED AS A TRUSTEE
  52. Form LRA 52 TRANSFER OF LAND BY A TRUSTEE
  53. Form LRA 53 CHARGE
  54. Form LRA 54 INFORMAL CHARGE
  55. Form LRA 55 CONSENT FOR SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT CHARGE
  56. Form LRA 56 MEMORANDUM OF VARIATION OF CHARGE
  57. Form -LRA-57 TRANSFER OF CHARGE
  58. Form LRA 58 DISCHARGE OF CHARGE
  59. Form LRA 59 PARTIAL DISCHARGE OF CHARGE
  60. Form LRA 60 TRANSFER PURSUANT TO PURCHASE BY CHARGEE WITH LEAVE OF COURT
  61. Form LRA 61 TRANSFER PURSUANT TO PURCHASE BY CHARGEE IN A PUBLIC AUCTION
  62. Form LRA 62 LEASE
  63. Form LRA 63 TRANSFR OF LEASE
  64. Form LRA 64 LEASE (Long Term)
  65. Form LRA 65 SURRENDER OF LEASE
  66. Form LRA 66 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF AN INHIBITION ORDER
  67. Form LRA 67 CAUTION
  68. Form LRA 68 NOTICE OF CAUTION
  69. Form LRA 69 WITHDRAWAL OF CAUTION
  70. Form LRA 70 APPLICATION TO REMOVE CAUTION
  71. Form LRA 71 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REMOVE A CAUTION
  72. Form LRA 72 NOTICE OF OBJECTION TO REMOVAL OF A CAUTION
  73. Form LRA 73 NOTICE FOR OF HEARING ON APPLICATION TO REMOVE CAUTION
  74. Form LRA 74 ORDER OF THE REGISTRAR ON AN APPLICATION TO REMOVE A CAUTION
  75. Form LRA 75 APPLICATION FOR A RESTRICTION
  76. Form LRA 76 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER REMOVE VARY A RESTRICTION
  77. Form LRA 77 NOTICE OF RESTRICTION
  78. Form LRA 78 APPLICATION TO REMOVE OR VARY A RESTRICTION
  79. Form LRA 79NOTICE OF VARIATION REMOVAL OF RESTRICTION
  80. Form LRA 80 GRANT OF EASEMENT ANALOGOUS RIGHT
  81. Form LRA 81 CANCELLATION OF EASEMENT ANALOGOUS RIGHTS BY PERSON OCCUPYING DOMINANT LAND
  82. Form LRA 82 CONSENT OF LESSEE OR LENDER ON CANCELLATION OF EASEMENT ANALOGOUS RIGHT BY THE PERSON OCCUPYING DOMINANT LAND
  83. Form LRA 83 APPLICATION FOR CANCELLATION OF EASEMENT ANALOGOUS RIGHTS BY PERSON OCCUPYING SERVIENT LAND
  84. Form LRA 84 APPLICATION FOR OFFICIAL SEARCH
  85. Form LRA 85 CERTIFICATE OF OFFICIAL SEARCH
  86. Form LRA 86 APPLICATION TO THE REGISTRAR FOR APPROVAL OF A DOCUMENT FOR USE WHERE NO FORM HAS BEEN PRESCRIBED
  87. Form LRA 87 APPLICATION TO RECTIFY THE REGISTER
  88. Form LRA 88 CONSENT TO RECTIFY THE REGISTER BY A COMPANY
  89. Form LRA 89 CONSENT TO RECTIFY THE REGISTER BY INDIVIDUAL
  90. Form LRA 90 NOTICE OF RECTIFICATION OF REGISTER BY REGISTRAR
  91. Form LRA 91 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO RECTIFY REGISTER
  92. Form LRA 92 ORDER OF RECTIFICATION OF REGISTER
  93. Form LRA 93 SUMMONS
  94. Form LRA 94 APPLICATION FOR RECTIFICATION OF REGISTER PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER
  95. Form LRA 96 PRESENTATION ON OBJECTIONS TO THE CONVERSION LIST
  96. Form LRA 97 APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT OF TITLE ISSUED FROM THE CLOSED REGISTER
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Public Service Roundtable forum

Nairobi, Friday 13th July, 2018… Lands and Physical Planning CS, Ms. Farida Karoney has assured the Public Service Commission (PSC) that staff in her ministry will adhere to the guidelines and policies outlined by the Commission.

Ms. Karoney spoke during a Public Service Roundtable forum between the Ministry and commissioners from PSC at Ardhi house on Friday.

The forum is part of the ongoing roundtable discussion forums in which the Commission is equipping public servants in Ministries and State Departments with a better understanding of government structure and operations, public service policies, regulations, as well as values and principles that underpin an efficient and effective public service.

“This forum will accord Heads of Departments and senior staff in my ministry with a better understanding, knowledge and competence in managing public affairs.” Said the lands CS.

Ms. Karoney praised staff in her Ministry for striving hard to deliver quality services to its customers despite encountering many challenges.

PSC Commissioner, Dr. Judith Bwonya represented the acting Chair, Amb. Peter Ole Nkuraiya during the discussions.

Dr. Bwonya said that the ongoing forums will create awareness on recruiting staff and have a better understanding on public governance.

She said that sensitization must start from the top and cascade downwards.

“Heads of Departments are responsible in executing projects and are at the core of realization of these key projects.” Said Dr. Bwonya.

She said Head of Departments have a diverse back ground of respective organizations hence they need to be sensitized on Human Resource management. “This will enhance core relations in the ministry.” Said the Commissioner.

“The objective the these meetings across all Ministries and State Departments is to create forums to share knowledge on delegation of powers, good governance, emerging issues as well as share experiences, challenges and chat a way forward.” Said Dr. Bwonya.

She said that the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 envisages a transformative Public Service that is efficient and effective in delivering services to the people.

“An efficient and effective public service can only be achieved through developing the requisite knowledge, skills, competencies and the right leadership based on the National Values and Principles of Governance, and Values and Principles of Public Service as enshrined in the Constitution.” Said Dr. Bwonya.

She outlined the objectives of the roundtable forums as follows:

  • Provide a forum to share knowledge and practices necessary for managing HR function under the delegated powers;
  • Promote a culture of accountability and good governance in the performance of Human Resource function;
  • Appraise participants on the provisions of the PSC Act 2017, PSC Regulations 2017, and revised HR policies;
  • Discuss emerging issues on the accountability, responsibility and functional roles of respective public servants and expectations of the Commission; and
  • Share experiences and challenges encountered in the implementation of Commission’s decisions and chart the way forward.

Speaking during the forum, both the Lands CAS, Hon. Gideon Mung’aro and Lands PS, Dr. Nicholas Muraguri praised the PSC for striving to realize the Government agenda for the citizens’ through various legal and policy instruments.

 

Joseph K. Mwangi                                                                                           Head/Public Communications Unit         

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