Contributed By MMC Africa Law
The CoK restricts ownership of land by non-citizens to leasehold of not more than 99 years. It further provides that if a provision purports to confer on a non-citizen an interest in land greater than 99 years, this will be regarded as conferring a 99-year leasehold interest and no more. A corporate body is only regarded as a citizen if it is wholly owned by Kenyan citizens.
Under the LCA, the LCB is not permitted to approve applications for consent with respect to transactions involving agricultural land where the beneficiary is a foreigner.