The State Department for Lands and Physical Planning is a central player in Kenya’s socio-economic development plan. The State Department for Lands and Physical Planning is one of the key enablers of the ‘Big 4 Agenda’ and the Vision 2030. The State Department for Lands and Physical Planning is acknowledged as a key determinant of social, economic and political transformation.
Although Kenya has had different regimes of land management since independence, it is only in 2019 that a definitive land policy was formulated. The State Department for Lands and Physical Planning is currently implementing several strategic policy and administrative interventions in land ownership and use.
To facilitate improvement of the livelihood of Kenyans through efficient land administration, equitable access, secure tenure and sustainable management of land resource
To be a globally competitive organization in sustainable land management
In furtherance of Vision 2030 and the ‘Big 4 Agenda’, the Ministry has prioritised issuance of titles to landowners, decentralisation of land management, digitisation of records as well as legal and administrative reforms in all its registries.
“National Lands Policy and Management, Physical Planning for land use, Land Transactions, Survey and Mapping, Land Adjudication, Settlement Matters, Rural Settlement Planning, Land Registration, National Spatial data Infrastructure, Land and Property Valuation Services & Land Administration.“
In the executive order No.1/2018, the Ministry is charged with the following functions;
- National Lands Policy and Management
- Physical Planning and Land Use
- Land Transactions
- Survey and Mapping
- Land Adjudication
- Settlement Matters
- Rural Settlement Planning i.e. eco-village
- Land Registration
- National Spatial Infrastructure
- Land and Property Valuation Services Administration
- Administration of Public Land as Designated by the Constitution
- Land Information Systems
- Maintenance of a Public Land Bank
- Ensure accessibility, equity and sustainable management of land resource for socio-economic development
- Strengthen institutional capacity for efficient and effective service delivery