EU must act to uphold indigenous peoples’ rights in Kenya: Forced evictions of the Sengwer community

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High Representative Federica Mogherini

30/05/2018 – With the attached letter, we are writing to share with you Amnesty International’s recently issued report Families Torn Apart: Forced Eviction Of Indigenous People In Embobut Forest, Kenya that sheds light on the forced eviction of the Sengwer Indigenous community from their ancestral homes and land in the Embobut Forest, Kenya. The government has stated that the forest must be cleared in order to implement a project funded by the European Union (EU).

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