Posts in Umoja Centre - Kenya
Umoja Diaries Pt. 2: Land Purchased

It's official.

In late July, by way of proxy of my dear friend, project partner, and Kenyan citizen, Jared, I purchased a plot of land measuring approximately 100'x70' in a village called Rigoma, which is part of a larger area known as Kisii Land in the west of Kenya.

Since the land will be used for a non-commercial, service project (Umoja) and because so called non-citizens can't purchase freehold land in the country, it is being held in trust by Jared's registered Nairobi-based NGO, the Centre for Partnership and Civic Engagement Trust or CEPACET. However, our Land Purchase Agreement does afford me full decision-making power and discretion with regard to the land's usage.

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