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Herders appeal Moi’s Sh400m land sale to KWS

Economy Herders appeal Moi’s Sh400m land sale to KWSMembers of the Samburu community during a past hearing of the land ownership case at a Nyeri court. Through lawyer Suyianka Lempaa, the community wants the June 2017 ruling by the Environment Court ordering the eviction of its members from the disputed land set aside. The appeal is based on 12 grounds, among them the decision to slap them with costs of the suit amounting to more than Sh11 million. The lawyer said the community relied on the land, which was hived off the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, for livelihood, sustenance and survival. After an eight-year court battle, the High Court in June rejected the communities claim, clearing the way for the land to be turned into Laikipia National Park, the KWS, prompting the appeal from the community.

Source: The North Africa Journal January 10, 2018 18:33 UTC