Hundreds of Maasai Families under threat of eviction as Geothermal companies invade their land in Kenya | Climate Connections

Reminiscent of what happened to the Maasai community in Narasha in 2013, Maasai pastoralists in Kedong, Akira and Suswa are glaring at massive evictions arising from a group of concessions awarded to several companies including Hyundai, Toshiba, Sinopec and African Geothermal International AGIL for the purposes of developing geothermal projects on the Maasai lands.According to the local communities–who claim ancestry to the land and have filed cases in Kenyan courts– African Geothermal International AGIL and Marine Power along with Akira I and Akira II1 have disregarded court injunctions instituted by the Maasai, proceeding to deploy their heavy machinery to their proposed project sites without due diligence or consultations with the local communities. The concession areas, which cover hundreds of thousands of acres, are home to thousands of Maasai pastoralists.

via Hundreds of Maasai Families under threat of eviction as Geothermal companies invade their land in Kenya | Climate Connections.

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