22 February 2014
FRESH ATTACKS !!!
Peoples Development Program (OPDP) condemns the fresh attacks and demolition
of a house belonging to one Ogiek woman Miss Emily Tanui in
Ngongongeri village, Njoro District in Nakuru County.
The demolition is a result of a conflict on a private piece of land in the said area between Mr. Cherogony (Not his real name) an influential person and Miss. Emily who at the time of demolition was staying in the land.
of the demolished house belonging to Miss Emily Tanui
is alleged that on 20th February around 11 am Mr.Cherogony sent his manager
tractors to plough his but were prevented by Ogiek youths who could not
allow them for they believed the farm belong to Miss Emily.
On Saturday morning Mr. Cherogony sent Police Officers and 10 other men armed with crude weapons to offer security to his tractors as they ploughed the farm. On their arrival to the farm the police demolished the house of Miss. Emily and arrested her together with Mrs. Sarah Osas an Ogiek woman who had visited Emily before the arrival of Mr. Cherogony's team.
Police and Men with crude weapons at the farm
Mrs. Osas who was expectant and on labor pains at the time of arrest was accused of inciting the victim Miss. Emily at the time of demolition.We could not establish the status of Mrs. Osas from the police at the farm.
of Miss.Emily Tanui after the demolition
is not the first time a demolition of an Ogiek house in Ngongongeri location.
On 27th January 2014 another Ogiek house belonging to one Mr.Simon Rana was
demolished few meters from the recent demolition.
recognizes this incident as violations of Human Rights of this Ogiek peoples
and wishes to seek interventions from the African Court and Human Rights
Bodies to prevent further violations.