Ogiek community decry delayed implementation of Arusha landmark ruling

The Ogiek community  has decried delay in  the implementation of Arusha landmark ruling of 26 May 2017.

The ruling was in favour of the Ogiek community as indigenous  people whose land rights should  be protected.

However, Five years since the ruling, the government of  Kenya is yet to implement as directed by the court.

Speaking at Kaptunga, Mau East Forest, during event to mark years since the ruling, Ogiek  council of elders  Chairman John Sironga was categorical that the government is Kenya has no excuse but to implement the decision.

“We won the case and we are just calling on government to implement the decision” said Sironga.

Event was organized  by Ogiek People’s Development Program.

In his speech read by Board chair Christopher Kones, Director Daniel Kobei reiterated that the decision of   the court must  be implemented.

Kobei also called on the Ogiek community to remain united.





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