The Ministry of lands will now be in charge of Land valuation in a bid to curb corruption and ensure transparency in compensation for government projects.
President William Ruto announced the new changes on Sunday during a prayer service held in Isiolo.
Ruto expressed concern over the prevailing corruption within the National Lands Commission (NLC) which has led to unfair compensation of land acquired for government projects.
“Valuation of government projects for compensation will no longer be done by the National Lands Commission. It will be done by the Ministry of Lands to eliminate corruption. It is not proper for the NLC to value and compensate at the same time,” said Ruto
The head of state criticized the NLC saying the commission had become a breeding ground for corruption and vowed to put an end to the malpractices.
“National Lands Commission has become a market for corruption and over-valuation and this must stop. Corruption won’t have room in the compensation for government projects,” he said