Ogiek Cultural Festival

Reflecting on the 5th Ogiek Cultural Festival

With heartfelt gratitude and a profound sense of shared accomplishment, we pause to reflect upon the recently concluded 5th Ogiek Cultural Festival. This extraordinary event, themed “Ogiek Cultural Linkage with Nature,” served as a lasting testament to Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) resolute commitment to cultural preservation, the cultivation of unity, and the empowerment of […]

United for Land Rights: Ogiek Community celebrates 6th Anniversary of Landmark Ruling by the African Court

United for Land Rights: Ogiek Community celebrates 6th Anniversary of Landmark Ruling by the African Court

Six years ago; May 26th, 2017, the Ogiek community achieved a historic legal victory when the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights recognized their rights to their ancestral lands in Kenya’s Mau Forest Complex. This ruling affirmed their status as Indigenous Peoples[1] and their role as custodians of the Mau ecosystem. On May 26th, […]