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The natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.

Isiolo is tourists preferred destination

By Salad Malicha Isiolo is a town that is located in the middle of Kenya and lies 285 kilometres north of the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. The Isiolo town is also becoming a centre of interest because of its newly acquired status as a resort city cashing in on the …

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Our Role in Securing Public Participation in the Kenyan Legislative and Policy Reform Process

By Rose Jeptoo Birgen and Eva Maria Okoth The legislative and policy formulation process is an important first step towards securing the rights and fundamental freedoms of communities living in Kenya, including their right to a clean and healthy environment. The Kenyan Constitution grants the executive and parliament powers to formulate …

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Customary Law and Community Land

Customary tenure refers to the traditional institutions and rules that communities around the world have created to administer land and natural resources. These practices are interwoven with traditional community governance and social systems, which give them great resilience and flexibility. Community land refers to land that has long been owned, …

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Rise and Fall of Group Ranches in Kenya

  Kenya’s governments, from colonial times to today, have attempted to regulate traditional pastoral practices of herding cattle across the country’s vast arid and semi-arid lands. Fourteen million people live in these areas, herding more than 30 million cattle, sheep, goats and camels. Over centuries, pastoralists crafted practices that allowed …

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Worst outbreak of locust in Kenya is far from over

NAIROBI: The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in East Africa are …

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Background The Cabinet Secretary for Lands issued Land Adjudication (Application) Order 2019 gazetted as Legal Notice 150 of 27 August 2019 which purported to open up community land in Isiolo for adjudication. Consequently, surveyors from the Survey Department commenced survey of land in Isiolo County. Following repeated and well-documented complaints …

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Somalis fight locust invasion by eating them

Locust invasion in Northern Kenya Abdi Dahir~ BBC News  Somalia is facing its worst invasion of locusts in 25 years, but some people are turning the desert insects into delicious meals. Local media reports show residents of Adado town, in central Somalia, frying the locusts and eating them with rice and pasta. One …

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Securing Communal Land Rights in Kenya

By Team Whispers Pastoralist societies around the world are currently facing more pressures on their land than ever before. Contributing to the land pressure, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, is the stance taken by policy makers who are pursuing policies that have sought to transform pastoralism into sedentary and intensified production …

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