Hi @mariahoyier This is an interesting piece. I know of the challenges of culture and oppression of the women. Did you know that the constitution remedies this by article 28 right to be treated Human dignity and article 27 right to equal treatment and non discrimination. It could be interesting if someone could go to court to tackle such issues. I know culture is what binds us but if it is oppressive and contradicts the constitution then such cultural practices can be challenged.
It could be interesting for you to also see that it is a national issue as a recent report by the Kenya Land Alliance shows the inequalities in land ownership check below:
The advocacy group disaggregated and analysed over a million titles out of the 3.3 million issued by the government that period.
From the audit, women only got 103,043 titles representing 10.3 per cent, while men got 865,095 titles accounting for 86.5 per cent.
It further shows that out of the 10.1 million hectares of land titled, women got 163,253 hectares representing a partly 1.62 per cent while men got 9.9 million hectares representing 97.7 per cent.
The data was analysed from 47 land registries across the country.
“Kenya still has a long way to go in the journey to securing women’s land tenure rights.
Please read the whole report here