The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Land Marginalized Communities In Kenya | Land Portal

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August 2020
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In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, governments across the world, including that ofKenya, have adopted a raft of far-reaching measures to curtail the spread of the virus.In Kenya, measures put in place include closure of learning institutions, mandatory selfquarantine for all who have entered the country in the recent past, pay cuts for a number of top civil servants, limited movement of prisoners and cessation of prison visits. The Judiciary and other government institutions have scaled down operations,among other actions. Consequently, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been dire on several fronts, ranging from sociocultural disruptions to economic reorganization. Just like other frontline sectors, the land sector has not remained immune to these cataclysmic effects. Land governance processes have also been halted or suspended as a direct impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plight of land marginalized communities, for instance, has deteriorated since the Government containment measures were announced, thus worsening an already dire situation that is a carryover from the effects of historical marginalization and structural disenfranchisement.

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