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28 November 2018
Kenya

A herder in Kenya's northern Laikipia was shot dead last week when police tried to confiscate his cattle


NAIROBI - Renewed invasions of white-owned ranches by herders in Kenya's northern Laikipia region a year after similar invasions led to deadly conflicts is a sign of cracks in the country's land use system, experts said on Wednesday.

26 November 2018
Kenya

The promise of instant cash meant developers were able to tempt Maasai to sell their ancestral land, often far below market value


KAJIADO, Kenya - Five years after Naponi Taiko's husband died, his relatives chased her and the couple's two children off their parcel of land in southern Kenya.


7 November 2018
Kenya

As extreme rainfall brings more landslides, farmers are turning to bamboo to protect their land - and making an income from it


MAKOMBOKI, Kenya - Lunch at Macharia Mirara's house in the village of Makomboki used to be a cheery occasion as his children chattered about their morning at school. But these days, no one is home.


20 October 2018
Kenya

Transparency International (TI) Kenya is sensitizing youth at the Coast on land and property rights to avert violence related to land disputes in the region.

The  organization’s Coast Senior Regional Officer, Ms. Mary  Maneno said the initiative is aimed at promoting youth land ownership rights as well as access to family and community land.

11 October 2018
Kenya

Kenya Fluorspar Company (KFC) turned two acres of Tumo's land, which he inherited from his father, into an open-cast mine but did not pay compensation, saying the government had acquired the land in the 1970s, decades before the firm's involvement.The company was the largest employer in the Kerio Valley, with money trickling down to many local businesses, and it also spent millions of shillings improving local schools, paying scholarships and providing healthcare.

8 October 2018
Kenya

NAKURU COUNTY, Kenya — Caroline Chepkoeh looked around her idyllic property, perched on a hilltop surrounded by green maize fields as far as the eye can see. A storm front was approaching from the north and the wind swayed the corn stalks and trees alike. The 34-year-old mother of three was bundled up in her winter coat. It’s colder here, she said, and it’s too far to school.

18 September 2018
Kenya

MASAITA, Kenya—Twenty years ago, when Rael Chemutai and her husband heard about the fertile land that was for sale near the Mau Forest, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, they decided to sell their belongings and set out on a journey to finally settle on the productive land.

28 August 2018
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New UN report highlights drastic increase in violence and legal harassment driven by rapid expansion of development projects on indigenous lands


ONU Habitat/Julius Mwelu
26 July 2018
Kenya
Um grupo de especialistas em direitos humanos condenou um despejo em massa de moradores do assentamento informal de Kibera, no sudoeste da capital queniana Nairóbi.