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Title:The Ndungu Report: land & graft in Kenya
Author:Southall, RogerISNI
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Geographic term:Kenya
land law
Abstract:In December 2004, the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Illegal/Irregular Allocation of Public Land, chaired by Paul Ndungu, was released. This report provides an insight into a critical recent episode in the struggles over land and graft in Kenya. The Ndungu Commission was appointed by President Kibaki in June 2003. It was charged with inquiring into the unlawful allocation of public lands, ascertaining the beneficiaries, identifying public officials involved in illegal allocations, and making recommendations for appropriate measures for the restoration of illegally allocated lands to their proper purpose, for prevention of future illegal allocations, and for appropriate criminal prosecutions. The present author highlights some of the Ndungu Report's findings, confirming earlier analyses that corruption and patronage have become thoroughly embedded in Kenya's politics. In conclusion, the author expresses his concern that little will come of the Commission's hard work. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]