Mandate and Functions of the Commission
Article 67 (2) provides the mandate and functions of the Commission as:
i. Manage public land on behalf of the national and county governments;
ii. Recommend a National Land Policy to the national government;
iii. Advise the national government on a comprehensive program for the registration of title in land throughout Kenya;
iv. Conduct research related to land and the use of natural resources, and make recommendations to appropriate authorities;
v. Initiate investigations, on its own initiative or on a complaint, into present or historical land injustices, and recommend appropriate redress;
vi. Encourage the application of traditional dispute resolution mechanisms in land conflicts;
vii. Assess tax on land and premiums on immovable property in any area designated by law; and
viii. Monitor and have oversight responsibilities over land use planning throughout the country.
Additionally, other functions of the Commission are prescribed in Article 67 (3) of the Constitution, Chapter 15 of the Constitution and relevant statutes, including the National Land Commission Act (2012), Land Act (2012), Land Registration Act (2012) and Community Land Act (2016) among others.