August 31, 2011
On 26 Aug.2011 hundreds of the Maasai community residents demonstrated their support for strong enforcement of the recently passed Land Use Master Plan (LUMP) for the private grazing lands South of Nairobi National Park. This locally driven law is the first ever land use plan adopted outside of any city in Kenya. Ogeli Ole Makui and David Ole Nkedianye (Photos by Ed Loosli) are to be given much of the credit over the last two years for getting this most important law passed. The Master Plan calls for a livestock and wildlife land-use policy and most importantly, it mandates that the smallest parcel size in the open lands is 60 acres. If enforced, this new Master Plan should greatly help in curtailing land
subdivisions and land speculation.