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Turkana Community Land Management Committee (CMLC) trained on Alternative Justice System

Turkana Community Land Management Committee (CMLC) trained on Alternative Justice System


Saturday April 13, 2024

KNA By Peter Gitonga

Members of the Turkana South and East Community Land Management Committee (CMLC) have undergone training on application of the Alternative Justice System as a tool for resolving land related conflicts in the areas.

The three- day training was organized by the County Government in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Trainees were drawn from six communities of Lomunyenkupurat, Kapese, Nakukulas, Lokichar, Loperot and Kasuroi.

Turkana is one of the first counties to embrace and entrench Alternative Justice System (AJS), and has a fully established a functional team of jurists under the chairmanship of Yusuf Aremon.

The Chief Officer for Lands and Physical Planning, Leah Losiru urged the trainees to refer to past cases that were successfully resolved by the AJS system to learn practical application.

“You have now been exposed to the AJS legal and administrative frameworks, and you now have a duty to examine past cases resolved by AJS to learn more skills to apply in conflict resolution,” said Chief Officer Leah.

The AJS Chair assured the trainees of his readiness to offer further mentorship and continuous engagement on resolution of land related conflicts.

The training exposed the CMLC members to dispute resolution mechanism, provisions of the National Land Policy, natural resource management, and membership of the AJS system among others.

The Turkana Central Assistant County Commissioner Michael Kiguta, and representatives of the County Attorney office were present.

Courtesy; KNA

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