Kenya: National park to be created on Samburu land without their consent

Indigenous Samburu in Kenya fear that the newly created Laikipia National Park, which will encompass 17,000 acres of their land, may forever threaten their cattle-herding way of life.

On 25 November in the Kisargei area police rounded up around 3,000 cattle and 5000 goats and sheep belonging to the Samburu community. Police attacks on Samburu homes have also been reported in the area.

For more information download the article and photos from Jane Meriwas, an activist working with the Samburu Women’s Network, a Masaai community-based organisation in Kenya.

For a December 2011 update on this story see http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/14/kenya-samburu-people-evicted-land

Photo: Samburu women (OHCHR)

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Date: 26/11/2011

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Kenya

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Indigenous Peoples
Land Rights
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