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Kenyan Govt illegally evicting indigenous communities for carbon credits benefit ,lawyers say

Kenya's government is illegally evicting hunter-gatherers from their ancestral lands to profit from carbon offsetting schemes, human rights lawyers say. Hundreds of members of the Ogiek community are being evicted from the Mau Forest, say their representatives. Ogiek leader Daniel Kobei said armed forest rangers were "pulling down the houses with axes and hammers". Kenya's government says such operations are to protect the environment. Dr Justin Kenrick from the Forest People's Programme said that carbon credits and offsetting were "key" to what was happening https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-67352067?at_link_origin=BBCAfrica&at_format=link&at_ptr_name=twitter&at_medium=social&at_link_type=web_link&at_link_id=E7404198-7EF3-11EE-8F91-A67AD9B5F045&at_campaign_type=owned&at_campaign=Social_Flow&at_bbc_team=editorial

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  • Princess

    30 w

    This so worrisome.

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    • Grace Njeri

      32 w

      This act should be condemned!

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      • Princess

        29 w

        @grace_njeri_804 Indeed, the reported illegal eviction of indigenous communities for carbon credits deserves strong condemnation.

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      • Tabitha Kimani

        32 w

        Indigenous people have a right to live in their original land. This right should not be ignored in the name of climate change actions.

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        • Princess

          29 w

          @tabitha_kimani Absolutely, the rights of indigenous people to live in their ancestral lands should be respected and upheld.

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        • Kevin

          32 w

          The Kenyan government should stop playing poker with peoples lives and livelihoods in the name of carbon credits

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          • Princess

            29 w

            @Kevin The reported actions by the Kenyan government, if true, are troubling.

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          • Jane Wangui

            32 w

            Some of these people have called this place home since they can remember.It is sad to see them get evicted without plausible cause.Where do they go?? Who will stand up for them??

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            • Princess

              29 w

              @jane_wangui The displacement of people from their long-standing homes is indeed a poignant issue.

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            • rosebellendiritu

              32 w

              This harassment can lead to mental instability 😢😢

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              • Princess

                29 w

                @rosebellendiritu The emotional toll of forced displacement is indeed significant, and it's disheartening to consider the potential impact on mental well-being.

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              • Rashid Kamau

                32 w

                There are better ways to deal with such cases,this is not accepted!

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                • rosebellendiritu

                  32 w

                  @rashid_kamau they should have solved this by engaging the parties involved so that they come up with reasonable plan

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                  • Princess

                    29 w

                    @rashid_kamau Absolutely, there are more humane and just ways to address environmental challenges that don't involve harming or displacing indigenous communities.

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                    • Princess

                      29 w

                      @rosebellendiritu Engaging all parties involved in a collaborative and inclusive manner is a constructive approach.

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                    • Sarah Chabane

                      32 w

                      This is a disgrace!

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                      • Princess

                        29 w

                        @sarah_chabane_874 its indeed distressing and unacceptable.

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                      • Videlis Eddie

                        32 w

                        this is a shame to the government of Kenya. indigenous people should be protected

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                        • Princess

                          29 w

                          @videlis_wanjiru The protection of indigenous people's rights is paramount, and any actions that compromise their well-being deserve scrutiny.

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                        • Esther Wanjiku

                          32 w

                          These are very vile accusations and if true action needs be taken by Kenyan authorities to correct these atrocities against the indigenous people.

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                          • Princess

                            29 w

                            @esther_wanjiku_785 Certainly, if the accusations are true, it's crucial for Kenyan authorities to take swift and corrective action.

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