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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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MP Collects Signatures to Impeach CS Karoney

Isiolo County Woman Representative Hon Rehema Jaldesa Isiolo Woman Representative Rehema Jaldesa has started collecting signatures from her colleagues to kick start the process of impeaching Land Cabinet Secretary Faridah Karoney. The Law Society of Kenya wants Ms Karoney investigated on allegations of mismanaging the docket. Earlier in February, LSK’s …

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GOVERNOR KUTI APPEALS FOR TRUCE IN ISIOLO LAND ADJUDICATION ROW- DAILY NATION 

Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti has urged all elected leaders in the county to put aside their differences and work together towards realisation of development in the region. While referring to the row between him and five local MPs over a legal notice establishing the county as …

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Governor Lenku rescues community’s 170,000 acres land from illegal sale

The county government has recovered 170,000 acres belonging to a community in Kajiado West. Governor Joseph Lenku (pictured) led efforts to get back the land belonging to Oldonyonyokie Group Ranching at Magadi Ward. The title to the land had been confiscated and held as collateral in a land deal between a Nairobi surveyor …

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ISIOLO LAND ISSUE

Mustapha Mbuthia | Photo Courtesy By Mustapha Mbuthia It is very sad that the emotive land issue has turned out to be a political battle between US versus THEM. It shouldn’t. I have watched in utter dismay that many do not understand the issues at hand. Only resorting to name calling based on …

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LEGAL NOTICE NO.-150 IS BIGGER THAN ISIOLO

Adan Kabelo By Adan Kabelo I can say without fear of any contradiction that pastoralist communities of Isiolo not only view the LN 150 with lots of suspicion but deliberately designed to displace them. This fear is real and cannot be wished away through coercion or dangling carrot and stick. Many …

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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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