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Indigenous rights clash with forest protection in Kenya

By Caleb Kemboi | Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:38 PM
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ELGEIYO MARAKWET, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For decades, the Kenyan government has attempted to evict indigenous people from the forests of Embobut and Cherangany, in the western county of Elgeiyo Marakwet. Past tactics have even included torture and setting fire to homes, those affected say.

 “I was tortured half dead during the 1988 forced eviction by the government using army troops...

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