Vigilant civil society enforces implementation of National Land Commission

This case illustrates how non-state actors collaborated with citizens to compel the Kenyan State to appoint a Land Commission, an institution provided for by the law. The objective of a decentralised and autonomous Land Commission was to improve land governance in Kenya and increase the accountability of executives. However, the Kenyan Executive was delaying the creation of this institution. Diverse and complementary strategies were put in place by non-state actors and communities, which mobilised to ensure that the Government complied with a Constitutional provision aimed at improving land governance in Kenya. 

Photo: KLA.

Photo: KLA.

Location: 
Nairobi, Kenya
Timeline: 
2012-2013