The Sengwer Indigenous People have suffered severe human rights violations at the hands of the Kenyan Government.
On top of a hill on the edge of the Northern Rift Valley in Kenya, the sun is warm but the air is fresh and cool. Moments ago, music of resistance filled the air as Sengwer women practiced traditional dance, song and solidarity.
The attached presentation was made at a 'Community Forum on Limiting threats to community land security in Kenya’, held in Nairobi between the 14th and 15th June 2018.
La présentation jointe (disponible uniquement en anglais) a été exposée lors d’un « Forum communautaire sur la réduction des menaces à la sécurité foncière des communautés au Kenya », qui s’est tenu à Nairobi les 14 et 15 juin 2018.
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.
Les violences subies par les Sengwer aux mains du KFS se sont poursuivies, mais plusieurs événements et rapports qui ont suivi les faits ont souligné qu’une refonte complète du projet WaTER financé par l’UE est nécessaire avant qu’il ne puisse reprendre.
These Briefs were prepared for rural community leaders in Kenya. The major and longer document (Brief 3), identifies legal support and constraints for community land security in Kenya. This is prefaced by overviews of the situation globally (Brief 1), and in Africa (Brief 2).
Ces Notes d’information ont été rédigées à l’intention des dirigeants des communautés rurales du Kenya.
Calls are being made for the Finnish government to suspend a €9.5 million fund to the Kenya Forest Service because of escalating human rights abuses of the country’s indigenous Sengwer people.
17 January 2018: The European Union has suspended a multi-million euro project in the face of mounting evidence that its funds were being used to carry out violent human rights abuses.
17 janvier 2018. L’Union européenne a suspendu un projet de plusieurs millions d’euros compte tenu des preuves de plus en plus nombreuses que ses fonds étaient utilisés pour perpétrer des violations violentes des
41-year-old Robert Kirotich has today been shot by EU-funded guards working for the Kenya Forestry Service. Another wounded man, David Kipkosgei Kiptilkesi was taken away by the guards and his condition unknown.
Robert Kirotich, 41 ans, a été tué aujourd’hui par des gardes des services forestiers du Kenya (Kenya Forestry Service - KFS) financés par l’UE.
Three independent experts appointed by the UN have expressed concerns about recent reports that indigenous Sengwer peoples in western Kenya have been attacked and forcibly evicted from their homes.
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.
Nairobi, December 29, 2017 – In a remote region of Kenya this week, a government agency — flush with funds from the European Union—is sending armed security guards house to house
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.