Ogiek community sues state for eviction from ancestral land

Ogiek community

Proceedings of the Ogiek community case at Mabanga Farmers Training Center (FTC) in Bungoma county on June 7, 2021.

Photo credit: Brian Ojamaa | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The population of the Ogieks of Mount Elgon is about 18,000 while 3,000 of them still live on their ancestral land in Chepkitale. 
  • The community also faulted their Member of Parliament, Fred Kapondi, for allegedly giving them a deaf ear on these matters. 

The Ogiek community living at Chepkitale in Mt Elgon Forest have sued the government for evicting them from their ancestral land and gazetting it as the national game reserve.

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