Mtito Andei Health Centre And Ndohivyo Primary School Site Visit

The National Land Commission will this week, Wednesday 21st, visit Mtito Andei Health Centre and Ndohivyo Primary School in Makueni and Kwale counties respectively to ascertain the possibility of acquiring the two institutions as a result of the construction of SGR route.

A team of Commissioners, led by the chairman of the Land Acquisition Committee, Dr. Tomik Konyimbi will be identifying a new site for the Mtito Andei Hospital since its current location hinders effective delivery of the health services due to the challenges of noise, heightened traffic and activity in the neighborhood, conditions that are not conducive to health care.

As for Ndohivyo primary School, part of the school playing field and the fence have been affected by the SGR project. Adjacent to the school is Ndohivyo Special School with at least 85 boarding students. The mission of the Commission in this case will be to look at the best relocation option without necessarily affecting the learning of the handicapped students.

Other Commissioners accompanying Dr. Konyimbi are members of the Land Acquisition Committee who include Commissioner Silas Kinoti, Commissioner Emma Njogu, and Commissioner Clement Lenachuru.

County Coordinators Training

There was a training for secretary CLMBS and members of CLMBS from Kitui, Makueni,Machakos and Isiolo Counties from 9th-12th May,2016 at Jumuia Resort and Beach Conference at Mombasa.

The objectives of the CLMBS training was to

  1. Enhance the capacity of the CLMBS to effectively and efficiently address land conflicts.
  2. Enhance CLMBs member’s knowledge on the legal framework on land reforms and capability of providing effective support to local communities.
  3. Train them on ADR(Alternative Dispute Resolution) and TDR(Traditional Disputes Resolution) mechanisms on solving land conflicts.

4Th Quarter Meeting

NLC`s Directorate of Research held a Quarterly Speakers’ Series on ‘Corruption and Land Rights: The Tip of The Iceberg in the Delivery of Land Reform in Kenya’ on 27th September,2016. This was the 4th of such Forum Series organized by the Commission which is aimed at creating a platform for Information and Knowledge creation as well as sharing. It also seeks to advance research on Land and Natural Resources.

This Quarterly Series was graced by Mr. George Kegoro, Executive Director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission(KHRC). The next of such Forums is scheduled for late November, 2016.


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