The World Bank’s inspection panel has found that the Bank violated its safeguards in a conservation project in the Cherangany Hills in Kenya. Thousands of Sengwer indigenous people have been evicted and their homes burned down.
The No REDD in Africa Network has released a letter to the United Nations and the Kenyan Government condemning the evictions of the Sengwer Indigenous People from their homes in the Embobut Forest.
Evictions have started of Sengwer indigenous people and other communities from the Embobut Forest in Western Kenya. Armed guards from the Kenya Forest Service have moved into the area to evict people, despite an injunction preventing evictions from the forest.