Large Scale Land Acquisitions for Investment in Kenya: Is the participation, and benefits of affected local communities meaningful, and equitable?

November 2016
Robert Kibugi, Ibrahim Mwathane and Mwenda Makathimo

A case study of the situation in Lamu, Isiolo and Siaya Counties by the Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI). Includes local community experience with land administration and tenure security; law, policy, international context and practice – compulsory acquisition, involuntary settlement and displacement; compensation during compulsory land acquisition – the legal entitlement and methodologies of land valuation; exploring alternatives to compulsory acquisition by creating a continuum between economic and physical planning; community benefits in context of land acquisition and implementation of investments.