Land is an emotive issue in Kenya because it is perceived to bear significant political, economic, socio-cultural and development value to the lives of the people. This study was aimed at assessing the prevalence of land-related crimes and offences in different parts of the country as a baseline study.
The study established that the most prevalent land-related crimes and offences were: interfering with land boundaries and beacons, trespass, land fraud and/or exploitation, forcible entry and land-related forgery. Furthermore, the study found out that the main causes of land-related crimes and offences were greed by a section of land owners, depravity, land grabbing, delay in issuance of title deeds, fraudulent double or multiple allocation and sale of land and land succession disputes. Infographics Baseline Study on https://www.crimeresearch.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Baseline-Study-On-Land-Related-Crimes-And-Offences-in-Kenya.pdf.
We disseminate research findings and recommendations to government agencies concerned with the administration of criminal justice for purposes of policy planning and formulation.
What you can do to help
You can help prevent Land related crimes and and Offences in Kenya by reporting to the Police, NCRC website (http://crimeresearch.go.ke/report-crimes/) and NCRC Mobile Phone Crime Reporting/Monitoring tool from mobile phones operating systems: Google Playstore and Applestore (Free Service)