Women In Pastrolists Community Trained On Land Rights


Speaking at the Kenya Forest Research Institute, Maringat center, The ISK Pr & Editorial Commitee Chairperson Leah Njuguna said educating a woman is like educating the whole village.The training focused on how women should participate in the process of succession especially in cases where spouses pass on without a will on who should inherit the property. The women cited this as a major issue due to the polygamy aspects in the community and the cultural differences which expects women to be seen and not heard.

The women were also educated on the matrimonial rights in relation to the constitution.Other relavant topics shared included how to maximimise value out of their land to improve their livelihoods. The women were encouraged to create groups to strengthen their finacial abilities which will enable them to lease land for various activities like bee keeping and farming of crops like millet and soghum which are commonly practised in the area dur to the climatic conditions. Ms Njuguna advised the women to form groups which will ensure unity in pricing their products to avoid exploitation from middlemen.The groups will also promote the saving culture among women which will empower them to support their families.

Present during the women forum was Ronald Matende who shared a topic on succession, Dennis Deus, an ISK member and a lawyer spoke about the matrimonial rights while Morris Omolo spoke on the Land Registration Act in relation to women and property ownership.

The ISK land clinic team called upon the women to diseminate the information with other women to ensure all women in the area are educated on matters land.Speaking at the Kenya Forest Research Institute, Maringat center, The ISK Pr & Editorial Commitee Chairperson Leah Njuguna said educating a woman is like educating the whole village.The training focused on how women should participate in the process of succession especially in cases where spouses pass on without a will on who should inherit the property. The women cited this as a major issue due to the polygamy aspects in the community and the cultural differences which expects women to be seen and not heard.

The women were also educated on the matrimonial rights in relation to the constitution.Other relavant topics shared included how to maximimise value out of their land to improve their livelihoods. The women were encouraged to create groups to strengthen their finacial abilities which will enable them to lease land for various activities like bee keeping and farming of crops like millet and soghum which are commonly practised in the area dur to the climatic conditions. Ms Njuguna advised the women to form groups which will ensure unity in pricing their products to avoid exploitation from middlemen.The groups will also promote the saving culture among women which will empower them to support their families.

Present during the women forum was Ronald Matende who shared a topic on succession, Dennis Deus, an ISK member and a lawyer spoke about the matrimonial rights while Morris Omolo spoke on the Land Registration Act in relation to women and property ownership.

The ISK land clinic team called upon the women to diseminate the information with other women to ensure all women in the area are educated on matters land.

 

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