The indigenous Sengwer community have lived in the Embobut forest in Kenya for generations. They live in small wooden houses and keep cows, goats, and sheep for meat and milk. They collect honey.
But for many years Kenya Forest Service guards have evicted the Sengwer from their homes in the forest. The evictions are often violent. Forest guards burn down homes, destroy property, and hit the Sengwer. Some Sengwer have been imprisoned.
Since 2013, the evictions have intensified.
Journalist Tim McDonnell visited the Embobut forest in November 2016 and reported on the current situation in The Huffington Post.