Survey shows most women in Nyanza, western own no land

Groots Kenya Executive Director Fridah Githuku speaks in Kitui during a women workshop on access to affordable credit. She said lack of land ownership documents has hindered women from accessing loans from banks. PHOTO | KITAVI MUTUA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Vihiga and Busia have the least number of women with land title deeds.
  • Counties ranking highly include Embu, Lamu, Laikipia, Nakuru and Murang’a.
  • The overall allocation of settlement schemes by gender shows that 75 percent of men own title deeds.

Women in western and Nyanza regions are the most discriminated in terms of land ownership if data compiled by the Kenya Land Alliance is anything to go by.

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