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09.30.2011 (Intro to African History)

09.30.2011 (Intro to African History) - Land (private...

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09/30/2011 Introduction to African History Land  Land in the Gikuyu is not communal ownership but private ownership (private  property gives you the incentive to move forward; if it’s yours, you’ll want to  develop it); Proof of this is that the land that you lvie, farm, have your cattle, is  yours and it is known as your land by customary law and where the land begins  and ends is organized by the elders.  If you want to sell the land to anyone, you have to discuss with your immediate  family; the idea of sharing a share of the land with outsiders, it is a bit unsettling  and should discuss it with family; family owned.  Gikuyu chiefs have no power to take land from anyone and give it to someone  else; they only have power over their own land and no one else’s (cannot sign any 
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