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Kenyan Government’s forced evictions threaten cultural survival of the Sengwer

The lead article in the last FPP E-Newsletter focused on the superb progress the Ogiek of Chepkitale, Mount Elgon, Kenya, have made in their efforts to secure their forests and livelihoods by writing down their sustainability bylaws and embarking on the process of enforcing them. This process has resulted in their arresting charcoal burners, and the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has now begun to restrict some of the charcoal burners’, as well as encroaching agriculturalist activities that were leading to the destruction of the indigenous forest. 

Desalojos forzosos del Gobierno de Kenia amenazan la supervivencia cultural de los Sengwer

El artículo principal del último E-Boletín del FPP se centró en el extraordinario progreso hecho por  los Ogiek de Chepkitale, Monte Elgon, Kenia,  en sus esfuerzos por asegurar sus bosques y sus medios de vida poniendo por escrito sus estatutos de sostenibilidad y embarcándose en un proceso para que sean respetados. Este proceso ha llevado al arresto de carboneros y el Servicio Forestal de Kenia (KFS por sus siglas en inglés) ha empezado a restringir la quema de carbón y las actividades agrícolas intrusivas que estaban llevando a la destrucción del bosque indígena.

Les expulsions forcées du gouvernement kenyan menacent la survie culturelle des Sengwer

L’article central du dernier bulletin d’information du FPP se penchait sur les magnifiques avancées de la communauté Ogiek de Chepkitale, établie sur le Mont Elgon au Kenya, suite aux efforts fournis pour préserver ses forêts et ses moyens de subsistance  en documentant pour la première fois ses règles coutumières ainsi qu’en se lançant dans le processus de mise en application de ces règles. Ce mécanisme a entraîné l’arrestation des charbonniers. Aussi, le service des forêts du Kenya (KFS- Kenya Forest Service) a désormais commencé à limiter le recours à certains charbonniers, ainsi que les activités agricoles qui empiétaient sur les terres, et conduisaient à la destruction des forêts autochtones.

Penggusuran paksa oleh pemerintah Kenya mengancam kelangsungan budaya masyarakat Sengwer

Artikel utama dalam Lembar Berita Elektronik FPP yang lalu berfokus pada kemajuan luar biasa yang dicapai masyarakat Ogiek dari Chepkitale, Gunung Elgon, Kenya, dalam upaya mereka untuk mengamankan hutan dan mata pencaharian mereka dengan menuliskan aturan-aturan keberlanjutan mereka dan memulai proses untuk memberlakukannya. Proses ini telah menghasilkan penangkapan para pembakar arang, dan Dinas Kehutanan Kenya (KFS) kini telah mulai membatasi aktivitas sebagian pembakar arang, serta aktivitas perambahan yang dilakukan para petani yang menimbulkan pengrusakan hutan adat.

Urgent appeal against the forced eviction of Sengwer communities in Kenya

We are deeply concerned by the forced evictions of the 6,000-7,000 Sengwer indigenous people and other communities in Embobut Forest in the Cherangany Hills (Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya).

For many years the Government has been trying to move the indigenous inhabitants of Embobut off their land by burning their homes. They have done this in the name of a fortress conservation approach which seeks to remove local people from their lands. As IUCN and all pre-eminent conservation organisations now acknowledge, such an approach only ever makes the environmental situation worse, and adds a human rights disaster to the environmental crisis. The new President has taken what at first appeared to be a new approach: he came in November and promised them a small amount of money to move, however now that it is clear people are refusing to move, this is being followed up with this threat of imminent eviction.