Indigenous People – Kenya

CHAPTER TWO: THEMATIC AREAS OF FOCUS

2.1 Land and Natural Resources [Page 12-14]

Both the Constitution of Kenya and international human rights law guarantee […] protections for indigenous peoples in recognising the unique importance, cultural and spiritual values that they attach to their lands, territories and natural resources (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [2007] and the ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples 13 Convention [1989]). These guarantee land rights for indigenous peoples and provide protections against displacement of these peoples from their lands.

The NAP consultations identified the following chalenges [sic] related to land, natural resource development and business:

5. Cultural and historical barriers to access to land by […] indigenous persons. These barriers limit these groups’ participation in and decision-making power over land-related issues […].

 

CHAPTER THREE: POLICY ACTIONS

3.3. Pillar 3: Access to Remedy

Policy Actions

B) Non- State-based judicial and non-judicial remedies [Page 26]

The Government will:

1. develop and disseminate guidance for businesses on the establishment of credible operational-level grievance          mechanisms that are consistent with international standards. Such grievance mechanisms should be responsive to the needs and rights of vulnerable groups i.e. women, persons with disabilities, children and indiginous [sic] persons

 

CHAPTER FOUR: IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING [Page 27]

To ensure that the measures proposed in this NAP are implemented, there shall be a NAP steering committee overseen by the Department of Justice and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. The Implementing Committee will consist of representatives from the following institutions:

4. Three (3) Civil Society Organizations Representatives of persons living with disabilities, women and indigenous persons