RESOLVING LAND RELATED CONFLICT IN KENYA: THE ROLE OF, AU FRAMEWORK AND GUIDELINES ON LAND POLICY.

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Land is measured to be very crucial to Africa’s   profitable means of development, as the  largest  part  of  the  populations  depend  on  it  for  their  wellbeing.  Land disagreements are inevitable, since this is expected to occur while the population pursues their interests on land. This study examines the responsibility undertaken by the African Union framework and Guidelines on Land Policy (AU F&G) in the resolution of land associated conflicts in Kenya. Kenya has experienced a long past characterized by land associated conflicts since the colonial era and in subsequent regimes,  the  attempt  to  resolve land  associated  conflicts has  necessities the land reforms in the country and the undertaking of a National Land Policy. A consensus between African leaders on land matters and problems in Africa necessitated the development and subsequent endorsement of the in AU F&G the guidelines are to aid African states in developing their guidelines on land policy that attain acceptable global  standards  of  good  governance.  This  study  uses  a  qualitative  method  of research. The main purpose of the study is to comprehend the role AU F&G, in tackling conflicts associated with land. The study findings indicate that Kenya’s of land reform agenda has taken into consideration the continentals guidelines on land policy. The reform agenda is geared toward developing land guiding principles and laws that address the setbacks of land, conflict on land being one of them. The study concludes that the Kenyan National land policy and her   new constitution have attempted to handle the issues associated with land related conflict and provide for its resolution. The recommendations of the study are to facilitate the developed policies on land are implemented, with an ultimate goal of achieving economic development and ensure security of land tenure and sustainable livelihoods.

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