Muungano Wa Wanavijiji

Muungano wa wanavijiji is a social movement that was formed in 1996 by a group of young men and women from the informal settlements in Kenya to advocate for human rights and stop all forced evictions within their settlements. They started with mobilizing community members to form saving schemes within their areas to mobilize finance and people to join the movement. This scheme also became a means to share information between members. Since then, the movement has been successful in achieving successes and supporting the communities. It has participated in government policy formulation processes, such as the Kenya Constitution 2010, National Land Policy 2009, Water Act 2002, Kenya National Slum Upgrading policy 2016, Community Land Act Stakeholder legal framework engagement which is ongoing for implementation  of infrastructure development. They are currently engaging in peace awareness as they are entering the election period. Also they have several court cases against threats of evictions for some of the informal residents. 

Muungano has an elected governing body that includes the President, Treasurer, Secretary and other members. They have chapters in different towns in the country, led by coordinators but reporting to the governing council.

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