Boone, Catherine Dyzenhaus, Alex Ouma, Seth Owino, James Kabugu Gateri, Catherine W. Gargule, Achiba Klopp, Jackie Manji, Ambreena
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Working Paper Series 16-178
Kenya's new constitution, inaugurated in August 2010, altered the institutional structure of the state in complex ways. The general motivation behind reform was to enhance the political representation of ordinary citizens in general and that of marginalized ethno-regional groups in particular, and to devolve control over resources to the county level. In the land domain, reform objectives were as explicit and hard-hitting as they were anywhere else. Reform of land law and land administration explicitly aimed at putting an end to the bad old days of overcentralization of power in the hands of an executive branch considered by many to be corrupt, manipulative, and self-serving.
Kenya Devolution Land laws Reform Governance Rural livelihoods