In 1973, the Endorois community was evicted from their land by the Kenyan government to make way for a game reserve and tourist resort. From generation to generation, the community continues to struggle for reparation for their loss and restitution to their land. Yet, their efforts have been met by successive Kenyan governments only with denial, harassment and further eviction – this time to make way for mineral mining. Today, the Endorois community have taken their claim to the highest regional human rights body, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, demanding recognition as a distinct indigenous group and asserting their basic human rights. Rightful Place tells, through the personal stories of members of the Endorois community, of the impact of displacement on individual, identity and community and of the struggle of the Endorois to reclaim their rightful place.
©2007, Rightful Place is produced by CEMIRIDE and WITNESS in collaboration with Minority Rights Group.