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Indigenous people

In Kenya, the rights of indigenous persons were recognized only in 2010 when the Constitution was promulgated. The non-recognition was manifest in the lack of government attention to address issues affecting indigenous communities that severally led to court action. But despite, positive judgments for the communities the government has been slow to implement the courts decisions. In this regard, the KNCHR is working with the Endorois community towards the implementation of the decision in their favour by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights. More generally, the KNCHR also conducts public education aimed at informing indigenous groups of their rights while engaging the government on its obligations.