Mr. Cherogony(Not his real name) an influential person and Miss. Emily who at the time of demolition was staying in the land.
It is alleged that on 20th February around 11 am Mr.Cherogony sent his manager tractors to plough his but were prevented by Ogiek youths who could not allow them for they believed the farm belong to Miss Emily. On Saturday morning Mr. Cherogony sent Police Officers and 10 other men armed with crude weapons to offer security to his tractors as they ploughed the farm. On their arrival to the farm the police demolished the house of Miss. Emily and arrested her together with Mrs. Sarah Osas an Ogiek woman who had visited Emily before the arrival of Mr. Cherogony's team.
Mrs. Osas who was expectant and on labor pains at the time of arrest was accused of inciting the victim Miss. Emily at the time of demolition.We could not establish the status of Mrs. Osas from the police at the farm.
This is not the first time a demolition of an Ogiek house in Ngongongeri location. On 27th January 2014 another Ogiek house belonging to one Mr.Simon Rana was demolished few meters from the recent demolition.
OPDP recognizes this incident as violations of Human Rights of this Ogiek peoples and wishes to seek interventions from the African Court and Human Rights Bodies to prevent further violations.