Kenya’s Forest People Still Harassed With Eviction Despite Ruling

Three years later, the indigenous Ogiek people are reportedly being threatened with eviction from the country's largest forest despite the African Court on Human and People's Rights having ruled that Kenya had violated their right to live in the Mau Forest in the central Rift Valley, by attempting to expel them from the area. About 45,000 Ogiek people depend on the Mau forest for their traditional livelihoods, including hunting game and gathering plants for foods and medicinal use.

Petitioners follow proceedings in Nakuru High Court during the mention of an application seeking orders to stop their eviction by the government from the Maasai Mau Forest (file photo).

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