14th March 2019
Rodney Dixon QC and Aidan Ellis have been representing the Kipsigis and Talai peoples of Kericho and Bomet County, Kenya in proceedings before the Kenyan National Land Commission. The Commission has now released its findings. It determined that the Kipsigis and Talai peoples had been the victims of historical land injustices during the colonial period in Kenya and thereafter. The Commission made far reaching recommendations to the British Government, Kenyan Government and the multi-national tea companies that operate in the counties.
Rodney Dixon QC and Aidan Ellis, instructed by JK Bosek & Associates, Nairobi, filed extensive written submissions and represented the victims at oral hearings in Kericho County. They have just returned from a consultative forum with the victims in Kenya on the steps to be taken to implement these findings.
The case has been widely reported in the Kenyan media – see link below.