“About 300 families from the Ogiek community who inhabit the Mau Forest, and 28 families from the Sengwer people in Embobut Forest had seen their homes demolished or burnt down, and their farms destroyed by forest guards, they said.“

Kenya's forest communities face eviction from ancestral lands, even during the Covid pandemic

-Reuters, 23 July 2020

“This is one of the evictions that have really hit us differently because it’s an eviction during COVID times. It’s evictions when children are not in school and from nowhere they are just being rendered homeless and it’s during the coldest season of the year up in the mountains.”

Kenya's Indigenous complain of forceful eviction from forests

-Voice of America, 23 July 2020

“By 2017, communities were already acknowledged as owner-conservators in over 448 million hectares of forests. Many Community Forests are even now designated as Forest Parks and Reserves of national importance, and scientific studies testify to their success.”

Evictions amid Pandemic: Communities call for government action

-Science Africa, 24 July 2020

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