The Ogiek say they have
a reason to disown the settlement. The Ogiek leader, Towett told
us110 in interview that the purported
programme had to be disowned for the following reasons:
a) To us it is an assimilation
b) It is a genocide plan
between communities, jockeying for power and control over natural
c) It is an economic
solution serving a small section of the people.
d) It is a short-term
political gain at the expense of a possible environmental disaster.
e) The decisions of planning
and implementing the scheme was/were done by the concerned authorities
without our involvement.
f) The community (Ogiek)
is being used as Trojan horses in a game they did not know.
g) The community's name
is being used at abetting the theft of country's resources by
the "State House land grabbers" under the pretext of settling