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Militianisation of resource conflicts the case of land-based conflict in the Mount Elgon region of Western Kenya by Robert Romborah Simiyu

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Published by Institute for Security Studies in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Militia movements -- Kenya,
  • Internally displaced persons -- Kenya,
  • Land tenure -- Kenya

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The land conflict currently playing out in the Mount Elgon District can be traced back to the colonial policy of alienating African land to create room for white settler farms. In the case of the Sabaot community, their ancestral grazing land on the extensive plains of what is now Trans-Nzoia District was taken away from them in the early 1930s without compensation. Not only did this alienate the community from its means of livelihood, but the dispersal patterns of the displaced members also heralded a process of intra-community differentiation and rivalry that fuels the current conflict.

Edition Notes

StatementRobert Romborah Simiyu.
SeriesISS monograph series -- no. 152
ContributionsInstitute for Security Studies (South Africa)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN793.M68 S56 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 80 p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24015141M
ISBN 101920114491
ISBN 109781920114497
LC Control Number2009351977

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