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Indigenous Communities in Kenya Face Eviction by Environmental Profiteers

November 13, 2023
IDN - InDepthNews

Kenya’s government is illegally evicting members of the Ogiek community from their ancestral lands in the Mau Forest, to profit from carbon offsetting schemes, human rights lawyers say.

Members of the Ogiek community say they’re living in “absolute fear” over the evictions by the government of Kenyan President William Ruto.

“We are calling for an immediate cessation of ongoing demolitions and the evictions,” said Cyrus Maweu, deputy director of Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.