President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed National Land Commission members to be chaired by Mr Gershon Ottachi Bw’omanwa. The 8 members and the chair are expected to be approved by parliament after the recess. In a letter sent by the National Assembly Speaker Hon Justin Muturi to the Clerk of the house, he instructed the immediate conveying of the nominees names and their Curriculum Vitae to all members of the National assembly.
Land is a higly emotive and controversial subject in Kenya that has consumed the careers of two cabinet Secretaries and the immediate chairman Mr Mohamed Zawazuri who is currently a subject of a court case after a controversial term as a commission chair.
As the landless masses increase in number and homelessness is predicted to grow 4 fold over the next 10 years, landgrapping by the rich and powerful is on the increase.