Ogieks say no to lift on Mau caveat, want di­a­logue

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

Ogiek elders have de­nied the gov­ern­ment con­sulted them on plans to re­move a caveat on the Mau For­est.

They said the caveat will re­main in place un­til the gov­ern­ment holds talks with them to find a last­ing so­lu­tion. The elders spoke dur­ing a meet­ing in Nes­suit, Njoro.

“For the past 20 years, the state has never been ready for talks. We went to court to en­sure jus­tice pre­vails. Where have they been? Why give direc­tives with­out any di­a­logue?” Joseph Miringa, a res­i­dent at Lo­go­man, Eastern Mau, said.

The com­mu­nity was re­act­ing to Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto’s re­marks on Fri­day that the gov­ern­ment will lift the caveat.

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