27TH SEPTEMBER 2023
National Land Commission (NLC) CEO Kabale Tache attended the 8th Annual National Indigenous Women Conference held in Isiolo.
The conference which was hosted by Samburu Women Trust (SWT) is aimed at bringing together indigenous women, women human rights defenders, women leaders in national and county government and development partners to amplify issues affecting indigenous women.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Strengthening Indigenous Women Participation in Land Governance and Climate Negotiations’.
In her address the CEO spoke of NLC’s role in addressing the historical land injustices as one way of giving the indigenous women access and ownership rights to land.
“The National Land Commission has a multifaceted role in addressing Historical Land Injustices for indigenous communities. Our responsibilities encompass investigation, documentation, resolution, advocacy, policy recommendations, and ensuring that affected communities are actively involved in the process. Our aim is to rectify past injustices and promote justice, equity, and land rights for indigenous people in Kenya”, CEO Kabale stated as she made her remarks.
This Conference is a platform that aims to provide an opportunity for Indigenous women across Kenya to address Indigenous women exclusion in all aspects of life especially land and natural resource management, leadership and governance and climate change negotiations.
The Chief Guest of the Conference was Dr. Joyce Mwikali Mutinda, Chair, NGEC also present were; Ms. Jane Meriwas, Executive Director, SWT, Commissioner Dr. Raymond Nyeris, Vice Chair KNHCR, Mumina Bonaya, Women Representative, Isiolo County, Hassan Shire, Executive Director Defend Defenders/ Chair, Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network among others.