Mount Kenya University School of Law has patnered with Murang’a County to resolve land dispute through land succession empowerment programme.
In the empowerment programme, the School of Law will provide free legal clinic to sensitize members of public on land succession and processes.
According to the institution, the six-month program will benefit over 2000 less fortunate Murang’a members by bringing together all players in the sector namely the judiciary, National Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning, National Land Commission.
“The Kenya law of succession prescribes the rules which determine what ought to happen to a person’s estate after his or her death. Succession process ensures inheritance of property is done in a fair and transparent manner,” stated the institution.
The school of Law will be advising the Murang’a people on succession matters with an aim of reducing dispute cases.
Further, the program will contribute to security of tenure, hence social (sense of security, family stability, sense of belonging) and economic empowerment (use of title as a collateral, development).
The launch and signing of the MoU took place at Kandara sports ground and was spearheaded by Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria, County Commissioner Fred Ndunga, High court Judge Hon. Justice Kanyi Kimondo, County Executive Committee Members, County and National government officers among other county representatives.
Mount Kenya University was represented by Prof. Deogratius Jaganyi, Vice-Chancellor and Prof Peter Wanderi, Principal Corporate Affairs, Nelly Wamaitha Director School of Law , Law lecturer Nancy Kabaki, Law lecturer and MALP Secretariat Judy Ngayu and the event was witnessed by MKU students and people from Murang’a.