Why land is main cause of conflict
PHOTO | FILE Assistant Land registrar Anthony Karani (left), the National Land Commission chairman Mohamed Swazuri (right) and other officials inspect files in the strong room at the Kilifi Land Registry in April. Historical grievances over land are the main cause of conflicts and ethnic tension in Kenya, the Truth Commission has said. The Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report released on Tuesday said about 50 per cent of statements received by the commission related to or touched on claims over land.
For many Kenyans, land is the basic, and in most cases, the only economic resource from which they eke out a livelihood. The ability to access, own, use and control land has a profound impact on Kenyans’ ability to feed and provide for their families and to establish their socio-economic and political standing in society, the report noted.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation