A Historic Step Towards Securing Community Land Rights in Kenya

Originally published at: A Historic Step Towards Securing Community Land Rights in Kenya
This article was originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Indigenous, pastoralist communities in Kenya made history last week by marching to the nation’s capital to demand official registration for their communal lands. This was unprecedented and the culmination of years of effort to empower communities to understand and claim their land rights. Representatives from 11 pastoralist communities gather outside the Ministry of Land In 2016, the Government of Kenya enacted the Community Land Act, a progressive new law that enables local communities to legally register and own their communal lands. Indigenous and other marginalized groups have faced stiff challenges in exercising their…

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Communities have power to demand and cause change. They only need to be organised to know and use the law. Excited to see women and men from communities in Kenya seating on the steering wheel and driving the process.

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This is fabulous and superb, putting the law in to the hands of the community and letting them drive their own Agenda towards archiving their goals.

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Exactly, this step should be appreciated.

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