Kisauni squatters

Some of the 500 squatters at Lamkani area, Kisauni protest after being evicted from their 135-acre land by a private developer on  Nov ember 17, 2019. 

| File | Nation Media Group

Inside the Coast land disputes that have “refused to go away”

What you need to know:

  • Injustices started with the arrival of Arabs, yet all post-independence governments have failed to address the issue.
  • In Kwale, thousands of settlers are at the mercy of courts in ownership dispute over 187 acres at Diani beach.

With the country getting ready for the 2022 General Election, landlessness is an old topic that is likely to prominently feature in political rallies at the Coast.

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