Land Ownership 40% open

Kenya

What data is expected?

Data should include maps of lands with parcel layer and display parcel boundaries in addition to a land registry with information on transactions of parcels of land. The assessment criteria were developed in collaboration with Cadasta Foundation. For more information on land ownership datasets and where they're located, see Cadasta Foundation's Data Overview](http://cadasta.org/open-data/overview-of-property-rights-data/).

  • Types of cadastre
  • Transaction history of parcel
  • Parcel boundaries
  • Parcel location
  • Data available for the entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable No
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No Access to this Mining Cadastre Portal by any person other than an authorized individual or an authorized agent for a company is strictly prohibited and may result in legal action against such person."
Up-to-date No I was unable to find licences that are dated to mid 2017 or younger.
In an open and machine-readable format WFS No datasets met the required characteristics.
Digital data No
Print data No
location https://portal.miningcadastre.go.ke/Site/EmbeddedMapPor - Mining cadastres only
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Conducted a google search with the following phrases: Kenya land data, Kenya parcel data, Kenya agricultural land, Kenya forestry land, ministry of agriculture Kenya, ministry of mining, Kenya ministry of environment and forestry
characteristics Parcel boundaries, Parcel location The Kenya Open Data Portal has a few datasets on mining distribution per ward in Kisumu county, mining implementation project status, Percentage Distribution of Agricultural Parcels, Proportion of Parcels under Irrigation County Estimates 2005/6, Percentage Parcels using Fertilizer County Estimates 2005/6, and Proportion of Parcels under Irrigation County Estimates 2005/6. These datasets have not been kept up to date.
Controlled access Yes This counts only for cadastral maps: https://portal.miningcadastre.go.ke/Site/EmbeddedMapPortal.aspx?PageID=f877b9bc-d68a-415f-b051-5048ff5a68b0
Collector name Responsible ministries include Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Mining - Directorate of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing and Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. The ICT Authority assists in publishing their data as open data. Mining cadastres information is published by Kenya Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MoM).
Mining cadastres are the only information that is publicly available, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Energy and Minerals. Together with Trimble, they have developed a mining cadastre portal to improve transparency and promote investment in the Kenya mining sector. Other cadastral records in urban or rural areas do not seem to be fully captured to date. It seems that Kenya’s land administration still needs to develop a cadastre of public land. According to the World Bank’s Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) report from 2016, Kenya’s National Land Commission holds the mandate to identify public land and is required to prepare and keep a geo-referenced and authenticated database of all public land and evaluate all parcels of public land based on land capability classification, land resources mapping consideration, overall potential for use, and resource evaluation data for land use planning. [...] This process is not yet complete. A register detailing all land converted from public land to private land use should also be prepared but is yet to be done.” See here p. 53 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLGA/Resources/Final_Kenya_Land_Governance_Assessment_Report_06272016.pdf Cadastral records are paper-based, if available. The Survey of Kenya holds paper-based records of cadastral maps. “Land information in Kenya is still held mostly in paper form, managed manually, and the paper records themselves are not optimally organized. The cadastral maps such as the specific boundary cadastral plans, Registry Index Maps, Preliminary Index maps and related imagery are generally held at the Survey of Kenya, the government survey agency. Data on land ownership such as the land registers and associated documents such as allotment letters are held at various land registries under the Department of Lands.“ p. 55 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLGA/Resources/Final_Kenya_Land_Governance_Assessment_Report_06272016.pdf The Kenya Open Data Portal has a few datasets on mining distribution per ward in Kisumu county, mining implementation project status, Percentage Distribution of Agricultural Parcels, Proportion of Parcels under Irrigation County Estimates 2005/6, Percentage Parcels using Fertilizer County Estimates 2005/6, and Proportion of Parcels under Irrigation County Estimates 2005/6. These datasets have not been kept up to date. URL: http://www.opendata.go.ke/datasets?q=mining

Meta data

Data location   https://portal.miningcadastre.go.ke/Site/EmbeddedMapPor - Mining cadastres only
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   WFS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Paul Mungai
Last modified   Mon May 07 2018 07:34:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)