The meeting was attended by: The Kwale county assembly budget committee Members of the Kwale county budget committee Ramisi ward village administrator Village administrators Msambweni sub-county administrator Members of different CSOs Ramisi ward community Nguluku,Bwiti,Vumbu, Bumamani and Miembeni affected farmers The following areas were touched on: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES This department was […]
Reclaiming Housing as a universal right. Population growth, failure to recognize the rights of the urban poor and lack of enforcement mechanism are the main reasons for slum formation and development. This challenge is exacerbated by lack of social housing for no income and low income earners. NSUPP Popular version
10th May 2013 is a date set in the minds of the residents of City Carton informal settlement. Nearly 4000 homes were destroyed during the forced evictions. Fast forward to the present and the fear of re-living this nightmare may become a reality. Today more than 2000 residents are facing imminent forcible evictions due to […]
Legal empowerment puts law in the hands of the people. Our Executive Director, Miss Pauline Vata spoke on legal empowerment efforts with social movements in Kenya during the Defending Dissent forum at the NYU School of Law.
Hakijamii conducted a one day spot check in Isiolo County on 30th March 2017 and during the said spot check inquired into emerging issues and new areas of intervention in which the Organization can be involved in. Education was among the many issues raised which required the Organization’s intervention. It was stated that there was […]
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 […]