Thursday, December 13, 2018

How State Land Policy Shaped Conflict – Kipchumba Some

Article by Kipchumba Some – The Saturday Nation 9 February 2008. State Land Policy Shaped Conflict.

This article will interest those researching Kenya’s land policy and the 1992 and 1997 Kenya Elections in relation to the recent post 2007 Kenya Elections violence. “Relentless violence in the Rift Valley seems to have been sparked by more than last year’s disputed presidential election, according to interviews by a cross section of local people” Kipchumba Some. It also points to the Justice Akilano Akiwumi- led Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Tribal Clashes during the 1992 and 1997 general elections “said that land disputes fuelled the violence in Rift Valley”. (Note: The Akiwumi report did not see the light of day, as far as we are concerned. It is gathering dust somewhere!)

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