Ogiek Community mark 3rd Anniversary of Arusha landmark ruling

On May 26,2020 the Ogiek Community marked the 3rd Anniversary since Arusha landmark ruling by planting indigenous trees in Mau Forest.

In partnership with Kenya Forest Service and Ogiek community scouts, they  marked the 3rd Anniversary in a unique way.

According to the Executive Director of Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program Daniel Kobei,the Ogiek Community believe that conserving Mau Forest is our responsibility.

He adds that implementation of the Landmark Ruling by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights will ensure sustainability of Mau Forest which will consequently enhance our livelihood and development.

“As a community that believes in conservation of the environment we thought it wise that this year as we mark the 3rd anniversary since the Arusha Landmark ruling, we plant trees in Mau Forest” said Kobei.

The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, at its 45th session on 26 May 2017 in Arusha,  ruled in favor of the Ogiek indigenous peoples in their claim against the Kenyan government, for consistent violations and denial of their land rights.

 

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