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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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OPINION: A historic step towards securing community land rights in Kenya

by Jaron Vogelsang | Namati Archive Photo: People from the Sengwer community protest over their eviction from their ancestral lands, Embobut Forest, by the government for forest conservation in western Kenya, April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Katy Migiro * Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of …

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Good Progress on Community Land Matters

By Team Whispers  The history of land governance in Kenya has been one of official policy trying to subdue customary and communal ownership of land at the expense of private ownership. Despite this official policy, communities continued to manage land according to their traditional rules. This was until 2010 when …

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State has failed Isiolo residents on community land

Senator Hon. Abshiro Halakhe By Abshiro Halake        Land grabbing can oftentimes be disguised as legitimate when a government gazettement is used to throw some veil of due process over illegalities.  But as the Lands ministry and county governments conspire to illegally appropriate community land, no veil can …

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Community Land Act: We played our role, let officials honour pledge

Courtesy of “The Sunday Nation” Newspaper  On July 24 last year, together with other delegates from nine rural communities of Kajiado, Laikipia, Isiolo, Turkana and Tana River, we marched to the Ministry of Lands to demand that the government, in compliance with the 2016 Community Land Act, recognise our demand …

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Governor says MPs caused Kanyiri’s transfer from Isiolo

By Waweru Wairimu Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti has claimed that MPs from the county are to blame for the transfer of County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri to Busia. County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri Mr Kanyiri had served in the county for five months before he was moved. Speaking at a meeting in …

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ISIOLO Land Adjudication | The Devil is in the Details

By Said Jillo Land as a factor of production is prone to exploit all over the globe and it isn’t any different with the scenario in Isiolo county today. Man as always find himself in land related conflict since time immemorial. Issues of contention all through history have been the …

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Leaders want Isiolo land adjudication notice revoked

Leaders from Tana River, Isiolo and Marsabit counties address journalists in Isiolo on December 14, 2019. They demanded the revocation of a legal notice establishing Isiolo as a land adjudication area, arguing that prior public participation was not done. PHOTO | WAWERU WAIRIMU | NATION MEDIA GROUP By Waweru Wairimu  …

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ISIOLO COUNTY DOES NOT FALL UNDER LAND ADJUDICATION ACT BUT COMMUNITY LAND ACT

Whispers Editorial Land Adjudication Act is not relevant to Township (254) nor does it require any Gazettement. The Governor and his team could have just ratified what is existing on the ground through Planning and Surveying and and register all Land through Land Registration Act. Isiolo Communities Secondly the Land outside the Township has …

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