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Sengwer Indigenous People


Violently evicted from their ancestral land

The Sengwer people in Kenya have a deep, centuries-old bond with the beautiful Embobut Forest. But this Indigenous community of beekeepers and cattle herders is being violently evicted by the Kenyan government. Forest guards have burned homes and forced thousands off their ancestral land. One man has been shot dead and another seriously injured. The Sengwer are determined to resist – let’s support them. Urge the Kenyan president let the Sengwer live on their land in peace

We request:

  • -All restrictions on the Sengwer people are removed so they can live freely and peacefully on their ancestral land in Embobut Forest.
  • -In particular, the house burnings, arrests and forced evictions must stop immediately.
  • -That you engage with the Sengwer people, obtaining their consent for a new approach to conservation.
  • -This approach must recognise their role as owners and custodians of the forest and your partners in protecting the environment.

Write letters to:

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Harambee House
PO Box 62345
Nairobi 00200

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