Land is a “key fault line” in Kenya. Throughout East Africa land law reform has been pursued at the expense of substantive land reform. New laws have not been redistributive or transformative in a positive way.
Hannah Gibson interviewed Irene Karanja who heads a Kenya-based federation of slum-dwellers. They discussed the anti-eviction movement in Kenya and the federation’s partnership with the University of Nairobi.
Steve Ouma offers a historical insight into the growth of Kenya’s urban centres and argues that policies have been defined by colonial legacies, state-sanctioned slum evictions and a refusal to acknowledge the rights of the poor.