According to World Bank (2002) research findings titled ‘Large Mines and Local Communities’, the relationship between mining companies and the local communities is largely undergoing a positive transformation. Hakijamii’s interventions in Kwale seeks to promote the concept of benefit sharing and strengthen the capacity of the beneficiaries to effectively participate in the budget process and […]
After a training in Kisumu city on the Housing Bill 2016, we asked the community members on their thoughts on the bill. Miss Davidel Dorcas had this to share;
Constitution of Kenya 2010 in Chapter Four, that is the bill of rights and other provisions have a direct impact on right to housing in general and particularly on evictions. Article 10 on national values and principles of governance include among others commitment to human dignity and human rights including non-discrimination and protection of the […]
Here is what some community members had to say about the implementation of their rights in Kenya.
In the context of land reform, recognition of community land was a step towards reversing the historical land injustices against communities rendering them vulnerable to marginalization and exploitation. This created a misconception that community land is owned by nobody, a practice that went on through the successive independent governments. Ultimately community land became trust lands […]
Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide spread in all parts of the globe. 10th December 2016 marked International Human Rights Day. This year’s theme was “Stand up for someone’s rights today!” Hakijamii together with its community partners came together to reflect on the year and share the experience on the violations of […]
Habitat III conference was held in Quito, Ecuador from 17th to 20th October 2016. It brought on board an estimated 30,000 participants from all over the world, ranging from government officials, civil society and students. The process of developing the NUA saw different regional conferences that were put together to firm up the discussions that […]
In 2015 there was a serious case of lead poisoning in OwinoHuru Mombasa County. Thousands of people in the poor district area faced serious health consequences from toxic lead coming from a battery recycling plant in the area. It is a requirement from the Kenyan government to issue an environmental impact assessment before an industrial […]
Kibos is part of Kisumu City in western Kenya. Community members from Kibos -Kisumu have been complaining of air and water pollution supposedly from Kibos sugar factory. They petitioned us, KISORA (Kisumu Social Rights Association) Group (The County Environmental Watchdog) and their leaders to take action to address this issue.
With the LAPSSET project passing through Isiolo county, we had discussions with some of the Community Based Organizations in the county on both the positive and negative effects of the project. It was an eye opening forum with many individuals expressing both their joys and fears on the matter. Mr. Ibrahim Shabo from Pastoral […]