Court throws out Mau forest children's eviction case

What you need to know:

  • The petitioners filed a suit challenging the eviction on grounds that it affects the rights of children in government schools within the forest.
  • They also argued that the eviction was done in an inhumane manner and should therefore be stopped.
  • However, Justice Mohammed Kullow noted that the court lacks jurisdiction to hear and determine the matter.

The Environment and Land Court in Narok has thrown out a case by 35 lawyers and a lobby group seeking to stop the government from violating the rights of children caught up in the Mau Forest eviction.

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