Continued Kenya land grabs hurt indigenous Sengwer women & families

Continued Kenya land grabs hurt indigenous Sengwer women & families

WNN Breaking (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: With ongoing struggles indigenous rights in Kenya continue to be compromised as government land grabs deny those in greatest need for cultural identity and dignity, the indigenous Sengwer. Five years following the 2009 shooting of Mrs. Beatrice Chepkorir, a Sengwer indigenous woman who survived after she was sent […]

Kenyan government forceably evicts forest dwellers from ancestral home

Kenyan government forceably evicts forest dwellers from ancestral home

Caleb Kemboi for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/TRF) Elgeiyo Marakwet, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: For decades, the Kenyan government has attempted to evict indigenous people from the forests of Embobut and Cherangany, in the western county of Elgeiyo Marakwet. Past tactics have even included torture and setting fire to homes, those affected say.  “I […]