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27 February 2017

Kenya Government Gazette dated 2017-02-27 number 26

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             THE KENYA GAZETTE
                                       Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
                                                   (Registered as a Newspaper at the G.P.O.)

Vol. CXIX—No. 26                               NAIROBI, 27th February, 2017                                                 Price Sh. 60

GAZETTE NOTICE No. 1812                                                        (f) establish if there are any initiatives taken to convert land
                                                                                   with expired leases either to community land or public
       TASKFORCE TO INVESTIGATE THE PROCESSING OF                                  land and the implications of such initiatives; and
                           APPOINTMENT                                        (g) to undertake any other task, incidental thereto, as may be
                                                                                  assigned by the Cabinet Secretary.
   IT 1S notified for the general information of the public that
the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning             3. In the performance of its functions, the Taskforce—
has appointed a Taskforce to investigate the processing of
extension and renewal of leases since the year 2010.                          (a) shall regulate its own procedure;

1.   The Taskforce shall comprise of the following—                            (6) shall prepare and submit to the Cabinet Secretary its work
                                                                                   plan and budget;
     Ibrahim N. Mwathane—( Chairman).
                                                                               (c) shall hold such number of meetings in such places and at
Members:                                                                           such times as it may consider necessary for the discharge
     Christine lleli.                                                              of its functions;
     Shadrack Ouma Omondi.
                                                                               (d) may solicit, receive and consider views from members of
     Dancan Okubasu.
                                                                                   the public and any interest groups;
     Nancy Waithera Mwangi.
     Pauletter Achieng.                                                        (e) may co-opt not more than three persons who possess the
     Mucai Kunyiha.                                                                relevant expertise skills and experience where it considers
     Palkash Jayantilal Shamji Shah.                                               necessary;
     Patricia Nyokabi Mbugua.
     Mercy Muthoni Njamwea.                                                    (f) shall provide interim reports for consideration by the
     John Benard Nthuku.                                                           Cabinet Secretary every two months; and
Joint Secretaries:                                                             (g) shall submit a final report to the Cabinet Secretary at the
     Joel lluve.                                                                   end ofits term.
     Belinda Akello.
                                                                              The Taskforce shall finalize its task within a period of six (6)
2. The Terms of Reference of the Taskforce are to—                         months with effect from the date of gazettement or such longer
                                                                           period as the Cabinet Secretary may prescribe by notice in the
     (a) analyse and review the existing policy, legal and
         institutional framework on processing of extension and
         renewal of leases;                                                    The costs incurred by the Taskforce including but not limited
                                                                           to facilitation and payment of allowances in respect of the
     (6) establish the status of leases held by investors in various
                                                                           Secretariat and members of the Taskforce, shall be defrayed from
                                                                           the voted funds of the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning.
     (c) review the leases that have been renewed or extended
         since the year 2010 to determine whether due process was
         followed;                                                            The Secretariat of the Taskforce shall be at the Ministry of
                                                                           Lands and Physical Planning, Ardhi House, Ist Ngong Avenue,
     (d)make recommendations to address existing gaps and
                                                                           P.O. Box 30450, Nairobi.
        weaknesses in extension and renewal of leases;
                                                                              Dated the 16th February, 2017.
     (e) make recommendations on the actions to be taken against
         all those individuals who have been involved in the                                                          JACOB T. KAIMENYI,
         fraudulent renewal and extension of leases;                                       Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning.

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