The Ogiek, an indigenous community in Kenya, found within the Mau Forest complex and Chepkitale forest in Mt Elgon are yet to receive their justice despite the winning Land Mark ruling in African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR) on 26th May 2017 against the Kenyan Government. It is almost exactly three years down the line, and […]
Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world! By early May 2020, over 3.5 million people infected across the globe over a two hundred thousand people have succumbed to the same. On Friday 13th March 2020, the first Coronavirus case was recorded in Kenya, and since then, over 400 people have been infected, and […]
“When a language disappears, community’s identity and culture are lost” this was the message arched to during the Ogiek folktale contest award ceremony which was in line with the celebration of International Mother Language Day.Language is the most powerful tool that keeps people connected to their culture and identity.This year’s International Mother Language Day theme […]
Ogiek celebrated 4th Annual Ogiek Cultural Day on August 23,2019 with calls to the government to safeguard their human rights as a bridge to preventing extinction of their language and culture. As an indigenous community faced with land tenure insecurities over their ancestral land in Mau, existence of Ogiek language, the community’s values, traditions and […]
A study conducted by OPDP and released in February shows MIPs in Nakuru County still experience diverse violations related to their land rights despite provisions of Constitution of Kenya (2010) protecting their rights to property and land. Making the situation worse is the fact that most MIPs are not financially endowed thus unable to seek […]
Can you write in Ogiek? Can you tell Ogiek’s socio-cultural connection with nature? Well,if you can,we are looking for you.Submit a 500-1,000 words folktale before July 31,2019 and win a cash prize. Remember it MUST be written in Ogiek language.Click here for further details.
May 26,2017 reminds Ogiek of their historic recognition as indigenous peoples(IPs) with distinct culture and part of the Kenyan population by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights-sitting in Arusha, Tanzania; while ruling on a land rights case filed against the Kenyan government. And Sunday, marked exactly two years since the Court ruled in […]