@Lore The Nubian community is one of the first hand victims of the “bedroom quarrels” For lack of a better word to describe the superiority battles between the National land commission and the Lands ministry. For those familiar with the Kenya land laws prior to the constitution, the land was under the discretion of the presidency and he could give it to whomsoever he wills. Now the reality at hand is that the constitution did not clearly identify the roles of the National land commission and left loopholes that the tyranny of numbers took advantage of and created a powerful lands cabinet secretary protected by the majority of parliament that we all know are agents of the ruing coalition while the Lands commission are protected by the constitution.
All that said, these couples need to put their houses in order for the protection of the regular Kenyan. I think @Lore you recall on several occasion the lands secretary has issued title deeds while on the other hand the commissioner of lands has also done the same. No one has contested that it is unconstitutional because both of the parties to them has a godfather, for the cabinet secretary its the office of the president and the commission it is the office of the opposition leader.
Allow me to refer you to a similar situation that was unconstitutional but it still exists but successfully is the creation of the “County commissioners” who are agents of the national government that undermining the devolution acting as the bosses of the governors. This was solved by both parties forging a common ground and “agreeing on each others limits”. I am not implying that they are now in good terms but at least work is continuing in the counties and they to an extent “pretend” to coordinate activities.
In a nutshell, am very sad that politics has interfered with the right of the locals to own land because two offices that are located on the same building can not work together. For these beautiful laws that @Lore shall discuss can only work if we the civil society and the citizens hold such officials accountable for their actions. Thanks lore for bringing this topic up and hope I wasn’t so emotional but just bare with me because this is a matter that is close to my heart.