Legally recognised and secure land and resource rights are fundamental to advancing peace, prosperity, and sustainability. Security of tenure underpins a society’s fabric and its relationship to the natural environment, shaping its cultural development and the realisation of democracy. In Kenya, the land question remains politically sensitive and culturally complex, a function of historical injustice, land ownership disparities, and tenure insecurity.
A cabal of highly-connected individuals has grabbed a whopping 300,000 acres of land from the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) land in Kilifi county. The audacious grabbers are annexing at least 25,000 acres per month. One of the grabbers is so bold that he has reportedly started constructing a dam on the grabbed parcel.