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Kenyan Law about Foreigners buying Land in Kenya

Kenyan Law about Foreigners buying Land in Kenya

Yes a Foreigner can buy land in Kenya. They are permitted by the Kenyan law to acquire property in the country. The Constitution (2010), the Lands Act (6/2012), and the Land Registration Act (3/2012) have clearly spelt out that any person – either individually or as a group – can buy or own land in Kenya.

However the Land ownership can only be through a Lease not exceeding 99 years.
According to Article 65(1) of the Constitution, a “person who is not a citizen may hold land on basis of leasehold tenure only, and any such lease, however granted, shall not exceed ninety nine years”. The leasehold is, however, renewable on expiry of the term.

Can a foreigner buy Agricultural Land?
Under the Land Control Act, foreigners or firms wholly or partially owned by foreign investors cannot acquire agricultural land in the country except with the leave of the President of Kenya through a Kenya Gazette

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