Kenya is spearheading the development of Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project to strengthen its position as a gateway and a transport and logistics hub to the East African sub-region and the Great Lakes region to facilitate trade, promote regional economic integration and interconnectivity between African countries.
Despite the project endeavors to deliver a just and prosperous middle income Kenya by the year 2030, such mega project are characterized with human rights violation, massive displacement and re-marginalization of local communities.
Hakijamii has been holding a number of trainings in Garissa county focusing on budget, land and litigation, water and sanitation and following up on progress on court cases. We had a feedback session with various community members of Garissa to find out the progress of our trainings.
Through the feedback sessions we were able to find that:
- Communities are better informed on land matters, particularly land administration.
- There is increased awareness on county budget process and their roles as citizens.
- Through the trainings there has been expansion of our outreach particularly with CSOs and CBOs in Garissa.
- Our publications are useful for those in search of knowledge on matters dealing with esc rights.
- Members of the community have basic knowledge on the LAPSSET project and its effects.