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The Ogiek: forgotten victims of Kenya’s election violence

3 June 2008

The Ogiek – Kenya’s largest forest-dwelling hunter-gatherer community – were badly affected by the violence which engulfed Kenya earlier this year. And they continue to suffer.

Images by Ishbel Matheson

The Ogiek are Kenya’s largest forest-dwelling hunter-gatherer community. Numbering around 20,000 their traditional territory is on the Mau Escarpment and Aberdares around the Rift Valley, as well Mount Elgon in Western Kenya.

For more information, read MRG’s Kenya’s Castaways: The Ogiek and National Development Processes by Nyang’ori Ohenjo.