Joseph Ole Simel, national co-ordinator of Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organisation, Kenya, called on governments to also respect the need of indigenous peoples to have mobility.
"We need freedom to move whether an area is protected or not.The government should do away with the policy to force people to settle."He
said this is important for them to retain their culture and identity."It is our way of life," he
said, pointing out that indigenous peoples are hunters and gatherers and for them to feed themselves as they have for thousands of years, they need to be able to move around.
"Otherwise we deplete the resources in one area.Using one area permanently destroys the environment," he