EASTERN REGIONAL CHAPTERS
The Benet Ndorobos people who are the indigenous inhabitants of some parts of Mt. Elgon forest have from time immemorial been occupants of Elgon Mountain. The land struggle started in 1936 when the British colonial government gazetted all the Mt. Elgon forest into a crown forest without free prior and informed consent of the inhabitants. At the time the Benet community occupied the four parishes of Yatui, Kupiswa, Benet, and Kwoti relatively small number whose basic livelihood rotated around pastoralism, fruit-gathering, hunting and honey-harvesting
Aputon Community in Arapai Sub County, Soroti District, experienced a lot in 2017 in terms of the land struggle. The group was forcibly evicted, necessitating the involvement of a number of actors.
The group, with the help of Solidarity Uganda, launched initiatives and campaigns to combat all the attempts made by the perpetrators, some of whom were university employees.