Maasai community to sue British gov’t over land injustices


Maasai community to sue British gov't over land injustices

The Maasai community in Narok County is seeking to sue the British Government for land injustices committed during the colonial era, Narok Governor Samuel Tunai has revealed.

Speaking at a fundraising event in Narasha Village, Suswa, Tunai said that the community is in consultation with the queen council legal team over various historical injustices committed against the indigenous maasai community.

Tunai explained that ranches owned by British colonialists around 1904 were given to the settlers through agreements made improperly with the local elders.

His sentiments were echoed by Narok East MP Ken Aramat Ole Lemangen, who also appealed to KENGEN to provide permanent jobs to locals in the area.

Aramat further called on all communities living in Narok County to co-exist and shun divisive politics.

Similar cases of land injustices have been filled in Kericho and in the UK by Kericho County Governor Paul Chepkwony, seeking compensation to the indigenous Kalenjin Community for historical injustices.

By Reuben Motochi

 

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