The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Land Rights. Case studies from Kenya

Michael Aliber, Cherryl Walker, Mumbi Machera, Paul Kamau, Charles Omondi, Karuti Kanyinga (HSRC Press)

Explores the relationship between HIV/AIDS and land rights in Kenya, with a particular focus on women. The study examines three village case studies in different parts of Kenya (Embo, Thika and Bondo) and attempts to distinguish the role of HIV/AIDS in precipitating or aggravating tenure insecurity from other influences. The primary objective is to understand the relationship between the AIDS-affected status of households and individuals and changes in their land tenure status, if any. HIV/AIDS emerges as a significant but not primary cause of tenure insecurity.