Mapping stakeholder positions in the Kenyan land reform process
The debate on land reform in sub-Saharan Africa has moved from the purpose and
direction of reforms to the reasons why proposed reforms are not being implemented.
The literature shows that one of the reasons for failure to implement reforms is
conflicting stakeholder interests. This article proposes stakeholder analysis as a
management tool that may be used to solve this problem. It goes ahead to apply the
tool as a demonstration of how stakeholder analysis can resolve some of the conflicts
involving stakeholder actions. These include a multi-level mapping of stakeholder
characteristics for the land reform process in Kenya, a tri-attribute mapping of
stakeholder characteristics, and a stakeholder mapping according to the six generic
management strategies. This would help the implementing agency in carrying out
the reform process successfully in Kenya.


O.A. K'Akumu