Powerful politicians using locals as ‘human shields’ to fight Mau evictions – Narok Senator

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Wainaina Wambu] Powerful politicians are using poor locals as “human shields” in order to protect their commercial interests in the Mau complex, a senator has claimed. Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina said senior Government officials from previous regimes hived off parts of the Mau for tea plantations and illegal activities such…


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15 Mau eviction schools denied registration on land papers

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Samwel Owino] The 15 schools located in sections of the Maasai Mau forest targeted for eviction were denied registration by the Ministry of Education due to failure to show proof of land ownership and employment of qualified teachers. A letter by the Narok County director of education indicates that the schools…


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Mara land owners pull out over ‘poor pay, mismanagement’ (Narok County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by George Sayagie] The owners of a piece of land that neighbours the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Narok West have decided to plough it as part of protests against alleged mismanagement, posing threats for wildlife. The group of at least 400 has accused the conservancy’s land management committee of financial mismanagement…


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Court declines to stop Mau evictions, moves case to Narok

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Share       [Source: Business Daily, by Gerald Bwisa] A case filed at the Kitale High Court by 35 lawyers and Uzalendo Institute of Leadership and Democracy seeking injunctive orders against the government for trampling on the rights of children in the Mau eviction has been moved to Narok High Court. Justice Mwangi Njoroge of the Environment…


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Mau evictions: Kitale judge moves case to Narok

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Gerald Bwisa and Vitalis Kimutai] A case filed at the High Court in Kitale by 35 lawyers and a lobby group, seeking to stop the government from violating the rights if children caught up in the Mau Forest eviction order has been moved to the High Court in Narok. Justice Mwangi…


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Settlers stream out of Mau forest as KFS officers move in

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by George Sayagie] Illegal settlers in the controversial Mau forest started streaming out of the resource Monday to avoid a major confrontation with law enforcement officers deployed to execute an eviction order. The movement came as Kenya Forest Services (KFS) officers arrived at Sierra Leone, Nkoben, and Olpusimoru South areas ready to…


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Mau Forest schools to remain open during eviction

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Steve Mkawale] The government seems to be backing off its hardline stance against the 10,000 settler families occupying part of the Mau Forest complex. “We have resolved to open all the 15 schools so as not to be seen like the government does not care. Children will continue attending classes in…


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Conservancies pull down fences in the Mara (Narok County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Robert Kiplagat] It is a major win for wildlife conservation in the Masai Mara after conservancies started removing fences that have been blocking free movement of wild animals across the vast game reserve. This comes after the Ministry of Tourism approved and gazetted conservation management plans of five conservancies in Narok.…


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