Some consequences of land adjudication in Mbere division, Embu
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Land adjudication has been completed in 5 of the 21 sub-locations here considered; and is proceeding in the others. In this transitional phase, most local Mbere stress negative consequences - the decline of family and clan; lack of co-operation; increase in hostility, conflict and alleged violent death. These claims are examined. Rights to land, and to the plants of Mbere, have also radically changed, with far reaching consequences. Widespread land sales introduce a further aspect of disorganisation. Many people perceive the land division as inequitable and disrupting. Future prospects are considered briefly.