We request the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development and the National Lands Commission to act urgently in the best interests of children in Nairobi and:
1. Publicly issue title deeds to all public schools in Kenya within the next 3 weeks.
2. Audit all public school land in each ward and public historical information on school land on the National Lands Commissions website and in all public schools, including the original size within the next six months.
3. Where discrepancies exist, publicly announce discrepancies and set the correct ownership records such as deed and survey plans.
4. Investigate the procedures and agreements underpinning illegal acquisition of land earmarked for educational purposes but re-allocated for private development and ensure the land is reclaimed. Rather than demolish the investments, we propose the Ministry give the landgrabbers option to lease them from the schools. This would make a transformative difference in the financial sustainability of these schools.
4. Fast-track enactment of urban planning and policy documents including the Draft National Urban Development Policy and the Draft Slum Upgrading and Prevention Policy, to guide urban development, protect whistle blowers and make provision for public participation in protecting public spaces.
Kenya Dialogues Project