Jurisdiction of the lands disputes tribunal

Explain the jurisdiction of the land disputes tribunal

Jurisdiction of the lands disputes tribunal

The land disputes tribunal is established by the Land Disputes Tribunals Act Cap 303 Laws of Kenya.

Under Section 3 of the Act, the tribunal hears and determines all cases of a civil nature involving any dispute as to the division of land, a claim to occupy land or trespass to land.

The tribunal adjudicates upon all civil cases and reaches a decision in accordance with recognized customary law. The hearings are presided over by a chairman and  the decision is by simple majority.

Every registration district has a land disputes tribunal consisting of the chairman appointed by the District Commissioner from the panel of elders.



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