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Rachel Korir's 40-year struggle wins women land rights - 2 months ago, 15 Apr 09:13

Vitalis Kimutai

For over 40 years, she fought in vain to be allocated just one out 42 acres of the family land which she wanted to till and feed her children.

She was not only denied the small piece of land and barred from practicing any form of farming but also faced an eviction from the property at the tail end of 1999.

EVICTION

Going against the grain and all expectations, she took the bull by the horn and filed a case in court on behalf of five of her sisters — all married — demanding a share of the family estate.

It was a journey literally paved with thorns that Mrs Rachel Korir, a mother of seven and the third-born in a family of eight, has had to endure to get her rights.

This rural struggle for land ownership took place at their Kapchebo village in Bureti Consituency, Kericho County. 

Ms Korir’s mother ...
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