CLAN! convened admissibility workshop of 1861 Historical Land Injustices (HLI) Claims’

By close of admission 21st September, 2021 National Land Commission (NLC) received and registered 3740 claims. During a workshop in October 2022 NLC conducted admissibility of 1753 claims out of the (3740) in which 356 claims were admitted against criteria developed and 1397 did not pass the admissibility criteria thus they were not admitted. 114 on-going cases at the stage of hearing and investigations  by the current commissioners.


During the 5-consecutive days HLI claims’ admissibility workshop convened by CLAN! 1050 claims out of 1861 (under analysis by National Land Commission HLI secretariat) underwent  the admissibility criteria under the law while 811 claims awaits analysis by the commission’s HLI secretariat. In perspective, out of the 40 claims submitted by communities under CLAN! 34 underwent the admissibility criteria while 6 claims did not undergo the admissibility criteria under the law.

Article 67(2) (e) of the Constitution of Kenya mandates National Land Commission (NLC) to initiate investigation on its own initiative or on a complaint into Historical Land Injustices (HLI) and recommend appropriate redress. To give effect to this constitutional requirement, section 15 (11) of the National Land Commission Act as amended by section 38 of the Land Laws amendment Act 2016, provides the legal framework for redressing Historical Land Injustices.


”The important team in this process is actually the #HLIClaims secretariat it takes a lot of time and energy. What the team will come up with goes to the committee which advises – will make a decision that affects someone’s life.”

– 𝗔𝗴. 𝗖𝗘𝗢 𝗞𝗮𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲