Jurisdiction of the lands disputes tribunal
The land disputes tribunal is established the Land Disputes Tribunals Act Cap 303 Laws of Kenya.
Under Section 3 of the Act, the tribunal hears and determines all cases of a civil nature involving any dispute as to the division of land, a claim to occupy land or trespass to land.
The tribunal adjudicates upon all civil cases and reaches a decision in accordance with recognized customary law. The hearings are presided over a chairman and the decision is simple majority.
Every registration district has a land disputes tribunal consisting of the chairman appointed the District Commissioner from the panel of elders.