Effect of the New Constitution on Land Laws in Kenya Essay

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THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA
   
                                        FACULTY OF LAW

LAND LAWS: ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF THE NEW     CONSTITUTION ON THE LAND LAW STATUTES IN KENYA.

A Research Submitted to the Faculty of Law in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Bachelors Degree of Laws
(L.L.B).

BY
MARANYA GEORGE KING ADOGO
1013207
APRIL 2012
DECLARATION
I, Maranya George King Adogo, declare that this dissertation is original work and has not been presented to any institution or university. I also declare that all secondary information used in this study has been duly acknowledged.

Signed:………………………………..
Date:………………………………….

Supervisor: Ms Constance Gikonyo
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Date:……………………………….

Head of Department: Public/Private law
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION i
TABLE OF CONTENTS   ii
ABBREVIATIONS v
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT vi
ABSTRACT vii
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 1
1.0 INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY 1
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 4
1.3 JUSTIFICATION FOR THE STUDY 4
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 5
1.5 OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH 5
1.6 HYPOTHESIS 6
1.7 LITERATURE REVIEW 6
1.8 SCOPE OF THE STUDY AND METHODOLOGY 8
1.9 ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY……………………………….9

CHAPTER TWO
LEGAL FRAMEWORK ON LAND IN KENYA 11
2.0 INTRODUCTION 11
2.1 LAND LAW REGIME IN KENYA 11
2.1.1 Pre-colonial land ownership in Kenya…………………………...11
2.1.2 Colonial land tenure system in Kenya…………………………..   12
2.1.3 Post-independence land tenure in Kenya……………………….   14
2.2 PROBLEMS ELICITED BY THE INADEQUACIES OF LAND LAWS 20
2.2.1 Historical Injustices……………………………………………... 21
2.2.2 Squatter Problem………………………………………………... 22
2.2.3 Coastal Land Problem…………………………………………... 25
2.2.4 Law Relating to the Allocation of Land…………………………25
2.3 CONCLUSION 26

CHAPTER THREE
LAND LAW REFORM AS PRESCRIBED IN ARTICLE 68 OF THE...

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