Community Land Act Summary
WHEN DID IT COME INTO OPERATION?
WHAT IS COMMUNITY LAND?
After unregistered community land is registered, the community shall take over the management and administrative functions over the land. The trusteeship role of the County Government at that point ends.
Under section 12, community land can be held:
Under section 13, a registered community can through a majority vote at a general meeting agree and resolve to reserve a portion of the community land for communal purposes.
Any land which has been used communally for public purposes even before this Act came into force is deemed to be public land and is vested in the National or County Government depending to the use it was put for.
A community may set aside part of registered community land for public purposes. Such land must be accordingly gazetted by the National Land Commission (Section 26).
A registered community can decide to reserve special purpose areas which shall be used exclusively for:
THE COMMINITY ASSEMBLY & COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS ON COMMUNITY LAND
NATURAL RESOURCES ON COMMUNITY LAND
DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS
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