Kenyan authorities and the EU are now negotiating the resumption of a controversial forest conservation project suspended in 2018 due to serious human rights concerns. The Sengwer, one of Kenya’s marginalised minorities, face eviction from their ancestral land. Despite a moratorium on evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and huge pressure from human rights groups, 28 houses were burnt in July 2020 alone. The EU’s final decision is to be taken on the 20th of September and the Sengwer are now calling for international solidarity.
A Novara Doc by Gosia Juszczak, produced with the Minority Rights Group.