KELIN and the National Land Commission hosted multistakeholder dialogues from 21st to 25th August 2023 in Kisumu and Homabay counties. In attendance were the County Executive Committee Members (CECM), Land registrars, Judiciary, National Government Administration Officers, Ministry of Lands, Law Society of Kenya, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Luo Council of Elders, Community Partners, CSOs and CBOs.
Misinformation, disinformation, and lack of general knowledge on claiming and protecting land rights featured as a major impediment to equitable land management. The CECM in Kisumu in his opening remarks observed the need to apply a gendered lens and human-centered approach on land management to protect vulnerable orphans and women being denied their land rights. On the other hand, CECM Homabay indicated that lack of awareness at the grassroots level is the major cause of land injustices.
The land state and non-state actors resolved to form respective county land networks to champion the framework developed during the dialogues. The framework developed covers monitoring of the laws implementation and contribution to the legislative processes, such as the National Land Policy that is ongoing, sensitization and creation of public awareness materials as well as creating a movement of land actors mitigation pathway on land rights violations.
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For more information, please contact.
Kenneth Otieno Akach
Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV & AIDS (KELIN)
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P.O. Box 7708| 40100 Kisumu – Kenya