Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development

This is a successor to three Ministries of Lands, Housing and Public Works.

This Ministry is tasked with addressing the perennial land question and to close that debate in a just and fair manner acceptable to Kenyans. It will amongst other functions plan for new urban settlements in coordination with County Governments.   It will also be responsible for policy on provision of affordable and adequate housing, as well as policies on land consolidation.

The Ministry consists of three directorates each with distinct mandate and functions: They are:

  1. Directorate of Land
  2. Directorate of Housing
  3. Directorate of Urban Development


Ardhi House,
First Ngong Avenue,
P.O. Box 30450-00100
Nairobi, Kenya 

Useful links

• Administration of Public Land as Designated by the Constitution
• Development and Management of Government Housing
• Development and Management of Public Buildings
• Development and Promotion of Affordable Housing Policy
• Housing Policy Management
• Land Adjudication
• Land and Property Valuation Services
• Land Information System
• Land Transactions
• Lands Policy Management
• Maintenance of Inventory of Government Property
• Management of Building and Construction Standards and Codes
• Management of Civil Servants Housing Scheme
• Management of Housing for Civil Servants and Disciplined forces
• National Secretariat for Human Settlement
• National Spatial Data Infrastructure and Registration
• Other Public Works
• Overseeing Provision of Mechanical and Electrical (Building) Services to Public Buildings
• Physical Planning
• Public Office Accommodation & Management
• Public Works Planning
• Public Works Policy and Planning
• Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors
• Registration of Civil, Building and Electro- Mechanical Contractors
• Registration of Contractors and Materials Suppliers
• Rural Settlement Planning i.e Eco-Village and Reclamation
• Settlement Matters
• Supplies Branch and Co-ordination of Procurement of Common-User Items by Government Ministries
• Survey and Mapping

• Kenya Building Research Centre
• National Construction Authority
• National Housing Corporation
• Settlement Fund Trustees

Constitutional Commissions/Independent Offices
• National Land Commission


Nicholas Muraguri

Dr Muraguri was the Director of Medical Services

In 1998, Dr. Muraguri obtained his bachelor’s degree in Surgery and Medicine from Moi University, where he also received a Masters in Public Health in 2004. In 2010, he obtained a second Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Dr. Muraguri also holds postgraduate certificates in Health Communication from John Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Applied Epidemiology from Nairobi University.

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