OGIEK NEED YOUR ACTION NOW - FINAL JUSTICE MUST COME NEXT WEEK!
WILD_ROAR, issue 19.06.99 , ECOTERRA Intl.
Thanks to a world-wide protest and a wise judgement, the Nakuru High Court ruled that the injunction against the
attempts to evict an Ogiek community of more then 5.000 people from Tinet
their ancestral homeland, will stand now permanently until the final
word in the case is spoken. The timeframe for the injunction would
have expired on 18.06.99, if the court would not have made a
decision. The day to day horror and insecurity in the area has now
eased a bit and the security forces are at the moment not threatening
Since serious constitutional matters are touched by this case, the
High Court judge has referred the case back to the Narobi High Court in Kenya's Capital, where it will be heard in the
pending a decision by the Chief Justice on how many judges will have to preside.
Meanwhile the Minister of Natural Resources of Kenya himself, who is in charge of forests, Cabinet Minister Francis
Lotodo, together with several other MPs and as well e.g. Bishop Silas
Yego of the
African Inland Church, have been named as grabbers of public land by Kenyas Parliament's Public Investments
Local newspapers and the public call this one of the largest land-grabbing scandals ever exposed in Kenya.
The report tabled to Parliament now contains also the recommendation of the committee (PIC): The Government
shall revoke all the allocations in question and the Commissioner of
Lands shall cancel all title deeds issued as well as the leases given.
Given this development: There is hope for justice in Kenya!
Also for the Ogiek justice shall and must prevail next week at the
High Court in Nairobi!
Please WRITE AGAIN AND AGAIN !