Taskforce to review the survey sector policy, legal and institutional framework

1.0 Introduction

The taskforce was appointed by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning vide Gazette Notice number 528 dated Friday January 29, 2021. The taskforce’s mandate is to review the existing policy, legal and Institutional framework relating to the survey sector and to align it with the Constitution and international best practices. The taskforce is made up of the following members:

  1. Eric Nyadimo – Chairperson – KEPSA
  2. Truphosa Achar – Vice Chairperson – MoLPP
  3. David Kuria – National Land Commission
  4. Evans Kipruto – Council of Governors
  5. Eva Sawe – Council of Governors
  6. Catherine Ochanda – Attorney General’s Office
  7. Collins Mwange – Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK)
  8. Emily W. Njeru – Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK)
  9. Joel Odhiambo – Private Sector (Co- opted Member)
  10. Paul N. Ndungu – MoLPP
  11. Peter N. Mutwiwa – MoLPP
  12. Manwa H. Onsomu – Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
  13. Regina N. Njue – MoLPP
  14. David Siriba – University of Nairobi
  15. Julius Kahindi – MOLPP
  16. Silas Muketha – Land Surveyors Board
  17. Bowers N. Owino – Association of Licensed Land Surveyors of Kenya(ALSK)
  18. Lucy Mburu – MoLPP (Co-opted Member)
  19. Carolyne Menin – MoLPP
  20. Sospeter Ohanya – National Land Commission
  21. Nicodemus Mbwika – Council of Governors
  22. Moses Mugendi – MoLPP
  23. Joseph Wachosi – Kenya Law Reform Commission

2.0 The specific Terms of Reference are to:

  1. Study, analyse and review the existing policy, legal and institutional framework relating to land survey in the country;
  2. Review the Survey Act (Cap 299), County Government laws relating to land survey and subsidiary legislation to align with the constitution and international best practices;
  3. Prepare a legal framework to regulate the profession and the conduct of a surveyor;
  4. Prepare a legal framework that spells out the mandate and function of both levels of government in relation to survey taking into account the policy, standard, institutional and regulatory aspects of survey
  5. Carry out comparative studies of commonwealth countries and other jurisdictions relevant to the Kenyan situation;
  6. Undertake public and stakeholder consultation of the draft legal framework in line with article 10 of the constitution;
  7. Undertake any other task, incidental thereto, as may be assigned by the Cabinet Secretary; and
  8. Submit the final report to the Cabinet Secretary.

3.0 Public Participation

The taskforce has prepared three (3) documents that are to be subjected to public participation from Wednesday September 1, 2021 to Friday September 10, 2021. In line with the requirement for public participation and stakeholder engagement under Article 10 of the Constitution, the Ministry invites substantive comments with specific proposals for inclusion in the Policy and the two (2) Bills from all stakeholders and members of the public. The three (3) draft documents are as follows:-

  1. Draft National Land Surveying and Mapping Policy, 2021;
  2. Draft Land Surveying and Mapping Bill, 2021; and
  3. Draft Land Surveyors Registration Bill, 2021.

4.0 Stakeholders Written Submissions/Comments

Written submissions or comments should be forwarded to the Ministry on or before Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 5.00 p.m. through the email address: surveytaskforce@gmail.com

Or mailed to:


The Principal Secretary

Ministry of Lands & Physical Planning

Ardhi House, 1st Ngong Avenue

P.O Box 30450-00100



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