Ogiek demand resettlement in Mau as ruled by African court

Members of the Ogiek community during a past function. The Ogiek community has accused the government of foot-dragging in putting into effect a landmark ruling by the African Court on Human and People's Rights in Arusha, Tanzania on their eviction from Mau Forest. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • On May 26, 2017, the Arusha-based Court directed the Kenyan government to resettle thousands of members of the community.
  • CS Tobiko has maintained that the second phase of Mau Forest restoration will not be negotiable.
  • Mr Tobiko announced cancellation of at least 1200 title deeds, he said were obtained through unscrupulous means.

Hopes by members of the Ogiek community of returning to their ancestral land in the Mau Forest complex have been thrown into limbo amid fresh evictions from the water tower.

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