AU agency threatens to report Kenya on the Mau evictions

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Justus Wanga] The relationship between Kenya and the African Union (AU) is being tested after the Jubilee administration failed to comply with an order to stop the eviction of 60,000 families who had illegally settled in Mau forest. The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR), an agency of the…


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Governor tells state off on eviction plan (Narok County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Julius Chepkwony] Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony has raised concerns over plans by the State to force 300 families evicted from Maasai Mau Forest last year to leave a 13-acre land in Tendwet Narok South. The families were settled on the land after the government refused to compensate them for forest land…


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Plan to settle Mau Forest evictees hits headwinds

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by George Sayagie] Rift Valley politicians are facing headwinds in their plan to settle Mau families on a piece of land they bought in Narok South Sub-county. The leaders in December identified different pieces of land totalling 68 acres in Tendwet, Sogoo and Ololulunga for the temporary resettlement of some of the…


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3,000 Mau families given three-day ultimatum to leave camp (Narok County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Julius Chepkwony] The government has ordered closure of a camp where at least 3,000 people evicted from Mau forest have been living. According to Ololulunga Deputy County Commissioner Felix Kisalu, the camp in Sagaminian location, Narok South, poses a health risk. The evictees voluntarily left the Maasai Mau Forest two months…


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Government bans grazing on reclaimed Mau forest land

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Robert Kiplagat] The government has banned livestock grazing in parts of the Maasai Mau forest that was recently cleared of human settlement. County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti warned that those found grazing in the reclaimed forest land will be arrested and prosecuted for trespassing. “After the recent evictions,we declare zero-human activities at…


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State surveyors begin to draw Mau Forest boundary

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Robert Kiplagat] Government surveyors have started establishing a boundary between the Mau Forest in Narok South and human settlements in the area. This is after the government evicted 10,000 families from the 17,101-acre forest land two weeks ago. Speaking yesterday, Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti said after the boundary has been…


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State to shut down 15 schools in the Mau

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Julius Chepkwony] The Government will be closing 15 primary schools that were built in the Mau Forest at a cost of Sh60 million. Speaking yesterday during a tour of the forest, Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said the schools were illegally put up using State funds. Mr Natembeya said some…


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Bid to define boundary as Mau eviction looms

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Julius Chepkwony] More than 1,000 people living in Sururu Settlement Scheme, which is part of the Mau Forest Complex, are living in fear after the Government announced the second phase of eviction. Yesterday, 1,193 people who sued the Government in 2018, met with lawyers and a surveyor in an effort to…


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