Land Rights

The forsaken people of Northern Kenya
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Politics and Society The forsaken people of Northern Kenya

Article 204 of Kenya’s constitution mandates the government to use the Equalisation Fund to provide basic services (water, roads and health facilities) to marginalised areas to bring the quality of services in those areas to the level enjoyed by the rest of the nation. Will Pres Ruto’s government give Article 204 its due attention?

A deserted north: forgotten by history and cursed by devolution
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Politics and Society A deserted north: forgotten by history and cursed by devolution

The history of Northern Kenya and marginalisation goes as far back as the colonial days. The same trend used by colonisers has remained in play. Historical evidence points at a neglected, abandoned and marginalised region and successive governments have not done enough to reverse the deep inequalities and marginalisation.