Recursos

Where next for the Sengwer and the EU WaTER Project?

The violence the Sengwer have been experiencing at the hands of KFS has continued, but a series of subsequent events and reports have emphasised that a radical restructuring of the EU funded WaTER projects is required before it can be resumed. 

Call to respond to the threats to the Sengwer

A powerful press conference was held this morning, 4 January 2018, in Nairobi, attended by over 20 press representatives and 26 Sengwer community members. Milka Chepkorir and Yator Kiptum spoke powerfully about the suffering their Sengwer community are experiencing at the hands of the Kenya Forest Service.

Sengwer Women of Embobut forest call for help

More than 22 times now, our community has been forcefully evicted from our ancestral land in Embobut forest, Cherangany Hills, by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), a government agency that is supposed to be responsible for the protection of forests in the country.

Perempuan Sengwer dari hutan Embobut meminta bantuan

Sudah lebih dari 22 kali sekarang komunitas kami telah diusir secara paksa dari tanah leluhur kami di hutan Embobut, Bukit Cherangany, oleh Dinas Kehutanan Kenya (KFS), sebuah instansi pemerintah yang seharusnya bertanggung jawab atas perlindungan hutan di negara ini.

Violence escalates against the Sengwer of Embobut Forest, Kenya

Shortly after a visit from an EU delegation last week, Kenya Forest Service (KFS) guards based at Tangul, Kipsitono and Maron KFS camps carried out intensive evictions according to Sengwer witnesses, with KFS allegedly having since burnt down over 90 Sengwer homes and destroyed their property.

Conserving injustice: The unnecessary ongoing eviction and displacement of Sengwer communities in Embobut

The Sengwer community at Embobut has been dispersed, with most still living in their forests and glades high in the Cherangany Hills despite the evictions by the Government’s Kenya Forest Service (KFS). There they hide from the forest guards’ harassment, from having their now makeshift and temporary homes burnt and basic household property destroyed, as well as from being threatened with arrest despite the existence of a High Court injunction forbidding such harassment and evictions.

Melestarikan ketidakadilan: Penggusuran dan pengusiran tanpa henti terhadap komunitas Sengwer di Embobut saat ini yang seharusnya tidak perlu dilakukan

Komunitas Sengwer di Embobut telah tercerai-berai, dengan sebagian besar masih tinggal di hutan-hutan mereka juga di kawasan terbuka dalam hutan di puncak Cherangany Hills meskipun telah digusur oleh Dinas Kehutanan Pemerintah Kenya (KFS). Di sana mereka menyelamatkan diri dari penganiayaan para penjaga hutan, dari pembakaran tempat huni darurat dan dari penghancuran barang-barang pokok rumah tangga mereka, serta dari ancaman penangkapan meskipun ada perintah Pengadilan Tinggi yang melarang penganiayaan dan penggusuran tersebut.