Yiaku Community – Priority Areas


  • Recognition of the Yiaku people as an indigenous tribe of Kenya and as the native inhabitants of Mukogodo. This will assist in claiming the land of the Yiaku and have it registered under the Community Land Act of 2016.
  • Documentation and intergenerational teaching of the Yiakunte Language. It is of utter importance for this language that is at the verge of extinction to be archived and taught to generations. The language dying will be a big blow to the Yiaku people since significant aspects of their culture and traditional knowledge are likely to disappear.
  • Protection of the biodiversity and Traditional wealth of Mukogodo Forest which contains burial and other cultural sites and shrines that are of spiritual importance to the Yiaku people.
  • The Yiaku people demand for representation in the County Government of Laikipia as an indigenous minority tribe.
  • Income generation and entrepreneurship to fend for family and homestead needs. The lack of employment demands adoption of other income generating activities like bead work and kitchen gardening to help in providing the basic needs for the family.