Kenya forest evictees camp on roadside, officials deny burning homes

By Caleb Kemboi | Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:42 PM
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ELGEIYO MARAKWET, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of Sengwer indigenous people - among them children, women and the elderly - are camping in the cold outside Kenya’s western Embobut forest after they were evicted by armed forest warders and police, who have burned down more than 1,000 homes in the past two weeks.

The Kenyan government says the forest dwellers must leave so that the ...

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