Violently evicted from their ancestral land
The Sengwer people in Kenya have lived in Embohut Forest for centuries. In the name of “conservation”, forest guards and police have burned over 2,600 houses since 2012, making 4,600 people homeless. In January 2018, one man was shot dead. The violence is in direct violation of repeated court orders that should protect this indigenous community. Women are often hit hardest, struggling on their own to care for families, as some men have abandoned their families.
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