01/12/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous Community Forcibly Evicted (Kenya: UA 6.18)


Kenyan authorities are forcibly evicting the Sengwer Indigenous community from their ancestral home, the Embobut forest. The evictions have been carried out by the authorities in violation of the Constitution, a High Court injunction and international human rights law, through a conservation project funded by the European Union.

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Kenyan authorities are forcibly evicting the Sengwer Indigenous community from their ancestral home, the Embobut forest. The evictions have been carried out by the authorities in violation of the Constitution, a High Court injunction and international human rights law, through a conservation project funded by the European Union.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately order the cessation of forced evictions in Embobut forest;
  • Ensure that all those affected by the forced evictions are allowed to return to their lands and no further retaliation happens to Sengwer activists;
  • Urgently follow up and facilitate an independent investigation into the ongoing forced evictions.

Contact these two officials by 23 February, 2018:
Director of the Kenya Forest Service
Emilio N. Mugo
Kenya Forest Service Director’s Office
P.O Box 30513-00100 Nairobi Kenya
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Sir

Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae, Embassy of the Republic of Kenya
2249 R St. NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 387 6101 I Fax: 1 202 462 3829
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Twitter: @KenyaembDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 6.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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