Kenya: The customary bylaws of the Chepkitale Ogiek of Mount Elgon

As a result of an intense community process of mapping and dialogue, the Ogiek of Mount Elgon, Kenya, have written down their customary bylaws for the first time, in order to ensure the continued conservation of their ancestral lands and natural resources.

As one Ogiek community member explains:

"We have never conserved. It is the way we live that conserves. These customary bylaws we have had forever, but we have not written them down until now."

This short video explains more about these bylaws and gives the Ogiek's views of development and conservation.

 

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Date: 10/12/2013

Countries:

Kenya

Categories:

Culture and Tradition
Indigenous Peoples
Law/Legislation
Land Rights

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