Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Protection Of Women Land Rights

Prior to the death of her husband in 1995, mary atieno new a widow with five girls had been allocated 5 acres of the family land to farm for the sustainance of her small family. however with the death of her husband Alfred onyango the family the family land was taken by his brother in laws in pretex that he had no son who would inherit the land. she approached family members with local elders with no success as she was formally stopped from tilling the land. she approached a civil society an organisations involved in advocacy of land rights, they in term commissioned kituo cha sheria a legal institution to present this case to court.atieno won this legal battle and has been issued with the title deed as the rightful owner of the land which is farming on.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Over 60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Alego, Siaya, Kenya
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