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The Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) was founded in 1999, and registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in 2001 by the Kenyan government. It was formed by typical Ogiek elders, opinion leaders, farmers and professionals after long land historical injustices that deprived Ogiek community of its rights as Kenyan citizen.
 

SARAH OSASI CUTTING THROUGH SOCIO-CULTURAL CHALLENGES TO SEEK MARIOSHONI MCA SEAT

Ogiek has a historical cycle of oppression and alienation.

The indigenous minority ethnic community whose existence is traced to Mau Forest Complex, the environment in which they have known as home for their forefathers, present and future generation.

But it is also in this environment that this community whose numbers are yet to exceed 40,000 that they have faced human and land injustices coupled with underdevelopment.

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 OGIEK PRESENT HISTORICAL LAND INJUSTICES TO KNCHR

December 14, 2016, Ogiek Peoples Development Program (OPDP) and Ogiek Council of Elders visited the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) at their Nairobi offices to present the historical land injustices Ogiek community has experienced in Mau Forest Complex.

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OGIEKS BIO-CULTURAL PROTOCOL PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE USE OF MAU NATURAL RESOURCES

Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) has established a Bio-cultural Community Protocol (BCP) for the Ogiek Community living in the Mau Forest Complex which provides a systematic framework for engagement of the community in natural resource management.

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