Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

In Kitui County, Kenya, rapid urbanization has led to housing shortages and unplanned growth of slums. With most land communal, unclear ownership impedes formal housing development. Key priorities are regulating land use, upgrading tenure security, improving basic infrastructure, and building adequate low-cost housing units. Good urban planning and land policy review are critical.


To ensure sustainable land management, promote decent housing and facilitate effective urbanization.


A sustainably developed County with optimum land use, effective spatial, urban and housing plans enabling prosperity.

What drives us?

Formulate and execute spatial, urban and other land use plans enabling high land resource productivity.

Develop efficient land use management system(s) for effective land management and revenue mobilization.

Promote and enhance sustainable urban development and management.

Facilitate a sustainable framework for affordable housing.

Work with National government to implement housing development Plans.

Produced updated valuation roll for land rates collection and verification.

Support effective urban development planning.

Improve on the Infrastructure services in the urban areas.


Land Management

Responsible for formulating and executing land use plans, developing management systems, and ensuring efficient land use for high productivity and revenue generation

Urban Development

Focused on promoting and enhancing sustainable urban growth, planning, and infrastructure development


Focused on promoting and enhancing sustainable urban growth, planning, and infrastructure development


Established County GIS Lab

A fully functional Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab was set up, promoting data-driven decision making for future projects.

Market Layout Plans

The department partially completed market layout plans (21 out of 600), aiming to improve revenue collection and resolve plot disputes.

The Ministry acknowledged limitations such as insufficient funding and staffing constraints. Despite these hurdles, they achieved or surpassed several targets, demonstrating their commitment to progress.

Our Minister

Fredrick Kimanga, a seasoned public servant with extensive experience in Kenyan administration, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CECM) of the Kenyan Central Government (KSG). With a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Moi University, a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Literature from the University of Nairobi, and a Diploma in Public Administration from the Kenya Institute of Administration, Kimanga has a strong background in State Functions and has served as a Senior Deputy County Commissioner, Under Secretary, and Assistant County Secretary. He has also been a member of the Kenya Association for Public Administration and Management (KAPAM).

Richard John Mwendandu

County Executive Committee Member

Stephen Makau Musili
Chief Officer
Trade, Industry, MSMEs and County EIZs
Evans Mutemi Mutua
Chief Officer
Co-operative and Citizen Group Economic Empowerment Initiative

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