With the spirit of protecting community lands from private investors and other government actors, The Kenyan Constitution (2010) demanded for a community land law. This law was formulated in 2016 as the Community Land Act 2016.
The unregistered community lands are held in trust by the county governments on behalf of the community. Currently my pastoral-nomadic community are trying to register their community land as per the CLA, 2016.
Section 6.8 of the Act provides that the county government is prohibited from Selling, disposing, transferring, or converting for private purposes unregistered community lands.
This particular region and community in subject is being faced by county government threat of entering into agreement with NGOs and a wild life conservation organization to somehow LEASE the unregistered community lands before the community acquires their title.
My question is does LEASING fall in the category of these terms provided in the act: Selling, disposing, transferring, or converting for private purposes?