Blow for locals as tea firms get back land leases for land

Workers pick tea at an estate owned by Unilever in Kericho County on September 27, 2016. The firm has renewed its land lease. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony has pushed for the compensation of those displaced.
  • Prof Chepkwony is seeking Sh2 trillion in compensation in what he says will be a watertight legal suit.

Indigenous communities displaced by colonialists a century ago have stepped up the fight for compensation after it emerged that leases of tea firms that took over their land have been renewed for another 99 years.


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