The Question and Answer section for The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This is asking for your opinion rather than mine. I don't know how you relate to this. Is this from the book you have mentioned?
Sorry, I do not know enough about land issues in Kenya to be of much help.
Lavrenti explains to Grusha that if she marries a dying old man from the other side of the mountain, Michael is made a "legitimate". She need not sleep with a man for people to think of Michael having a father: it is enough that it is on paper.