Ogiek has a historical cycle of oppression and alienation.
The indigenous minority ethnic community whose existence is traced to Mau Forest Complex, the environment in which they have known as home for their forefathers, present and future generation.
But it is also in this environment that this community whose numbers are yet to exceed 40,000 that they have faced human and land injustices coupled with underdevelopment.
December 14, 2016, Ogiek Peoples Development Program (OPDP) and Ogiek Council of Elders visited the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) at their Nairobi offices to present the historical land injustices Ogiek community has experienced in Mau Forest Complex.
Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) has established a Bio-cultural Community Protocol (BCP) for the Ogiek Community living in the Mau Forest Complex which provides a systematic framework for engagement of the community in natural resource management.