Caroline Oyumbo is a widow residing in Mbita Town within Homabay County. Today she is an elated woman having won a land boundary dispute at Mbita Law Courts. On the 26th of April 2023, the Honorable Court’s decision saved Caroline’s parcel of land from being grabbed by third parties.
The journey to this success had been a long one for Mrs. Oyumbo. She was constantly harassed and intimidated for being a widow. The adverse party had threatened to take her entire parcel of land despite having already taken a portion of that said land. Caroline explained that this matter had drained her emotionally, physically, and psychologically by this matter. She reached out to KELIN for assistance. The case was assigned to an advocate who assisted Caroline in getting justice.
This victory has brought Mrs. Oyumbo so much joy. She has stated that she can now enjoy the fruits of her life-long labour. She is grateful to KELIN for the support. As an elder in her community, she has promised to pass on the knowledge to her community members, asking them to speak up against Women’s Land and Property Rights violations.
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Kenneth Otieno Akach
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