Visit disputed Mau land before writing report, taskforce told

Members of the Ogiek community follow proceedings in Nakuru Town on February 6, 2019 during a meeting of the taskforce on the implementation of the decision of the African Court on Human and People's rights on their occupation of Mau Forest land. A group has urged the taskforce to visit the contested parcels of land before preparing a final report. PHOTO | JOHN NJOROGE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The group claims that the Ogiek sold them the parcels of land they own while some were allocated to them by the government.
  • Mr Kibiegon explained that in 1995, the government allocated people areas gazetted for purposes of settling landless communities.
  • The taskforce was also to study other judgments issued by local courts in relation to the occupation of the Mau Forest by the Ogiek.

A group has urged a taskforce appointed to implement a decision of the African Court on the Ogiek community’s land rights in Mau Forest to visit the contested parcels of land before preparing a final report.

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