Indigenous Peoples Rights

THE REPORT OF THE HIGH LEVEL INDEPENDENT FACT-FINDING MISSION TO EMBOBUT FOREST IN ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY
KNCHR deployed a High-Level Independent Fact- Finding mission into the allegations of inhumane and violent evictions against forest dwelling communities, and particular members of the Sengwer Community, in relation to Embobut Forest. The said violent evictions have resulted in wanton destruction of property, bodily harm and deaths and also caused a significant strain in the relationship between Forest Communities and the Government of Kenya. The High-Level Fact-Finding Mission was carried out from 14th to 23rd March 2018 under the leadership and stewardship of KNCHR Commissioners George Morara and Chivusia Shatikha, and the CEO Dr. Bernard Mogesa. The Mission richly benefited from  the participation of Amnesty International, National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders- Kenya, Katiba Institute, Kenya Human Rights Commission and the African Commission Working Group on Indigenous Populations who joined as Observers to the Mission. Click to download report