Friday, February 21, 2014


The Eldoret high court today gave the Sengwer community the go ahead to challenge their eviction from the Controversial Embobut forest.
Eldoret resident magistrate justice Silas Munyai read the rulling saying that what the community is fighting for is embedded in the constitutional provisions for human rights.

The lawyer representing the marginalized community Mr Alfred Nyairo said the community will file a court suit against the Attorney General, office of the Elgeyo Marakwet County Commissioner and the officer in charge of forest conservation in the region. They are challenging eviction from what they call their ancestral land. The case will be heard 11th march this year.

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