This paper describes the development of a Land Information Management System (LIMS) for County Governments in Kenya. In the new Constitution 2010, devolution of some national government functions and formation of county governments was provided for. These invoked the development of new land laws to guide the devolution processes and procedures. According to the County Government Act 2012, all County Governments are supposed to develop digital Geographic Information System (GIS) based spatial plans and these calls for development of LIMS for and efficient breakthrough. The LIMS development involves accessing manual land records that have variety standards and inoperable from different sources, digitization of all the available data, flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) where adjudication process has not taken place and no cadastral maps exists and then developing a database of the same. In this regard, there is need to study the development of LIMS for Kirinyaga County Government so as to give other developers of various county governments in Kenya, a know how in future LIMS development initiatives. This paper uses case study methodology to document the development of a LIMS for Kirinyaga County in Kenya.
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