Villagers in bitter fight with sugar firm over prime land (Kwale County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Protus Onyango] Evictions, arrests and threats have become the order of the day for residents of Mabatani, Nyumba Sita, Vidziani, Gonjora, Fahamuni and Kingwede within Msambweni in Kwale. Over 4,000 families are locked in a bitter fight for 49,000 acres of land, LR. No. 5004/30/R. According to land records, the land…


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Community in fresh bid to register Yala swamp land (Siaya County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Isaiah Gwengi] Residents of Yala swamp have begun the process of registering the swamp to ward off cartels seeking to benefit from the process. The residents in partnership with a local NGO – Support Community in Democracy Alliance (SCODA) and Yimbo Union now want the swamp registered under community name as…


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Mara land owners pull out over ‘poor pay, mismanagement’ (Narok County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by George Sayagie] The owners of a piece of land that neighbours the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Narok West have decided to plough it as part of protests against alleged mismanagement, posing threats for wildlife. The group of at least 400 has accused the conservancy’s land management committee of financial mismanagement…


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Ogiek demand resettlement in Mau as ruled by African court

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Eric Matara] Hopes by members of the Ogiek community of returning to their ancestral land in the Mau Forest complex have been thrown into limbo amid fresh evictions from the water tower. The implementation of a landmark judgement, delivered on May 26, 2017 by the Arusha-based African Court on Human and…


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Tension between camel herders and Kwale residents over grazing land

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Fadhili Fredrick] Tension is building up in Chanzou, Makamini and Bofu villages in Samburu/Chengoni Ward, Kinango, Kwale County between the locals and camel herders over grazing land. The locals have said that at least 150 camels belonging to five herders from north eastern Kenya have invaded their farms searching for pasture…


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Conservancies pull down fences in the Mara (Narok County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Robert Kiplagat] It is a major win for wildlife conservation in the Masai Mara after conservancies started removing fences that have been blocking free movement of wild animals across the vast game reserve. This comes after the Ministry of Tourism approved and gazetted conservation management plans of five conservancies in Narok.…


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Administrator calls for registration of Group Ranches (Laikipia County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Jacinta Mutura] Some group ranches in Laikipia North risk losing control of their land if they do not comply with new land regulations. Assistant County Commissioner Eliud Ndung’u warned that all group members have two months to register their ranches under the National Land Commission (NLC) to pave way for issuance…


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Article: Register community land to reduce conflict over resources – Justus Wambayi

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Share      [Source: Business Daily] The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning should give priority the registration of community land in the coming financial year to unlock the development potential of most arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) counties. Community land is predominantly but not limited to the ASAL counties of Kenya and it is the largest category…


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