“There are nearly 300 women living on this mountain who don’t know where their husbands are. They disappeared between three and four years ago, either at the hands of a militia or at the hands of the Kenyan military, and they’ve never seen them since.”
“They presume that their husbands are dead but they don’t have concrete proof. They tried to go up into the forest to look for bones. They’ve asked permission from the authorities, but they were refused. They’ve been told to give up, to forget about it, to move on, but for many of these women, time has stopped.”
Reportage photographer Brent Stirton teamed up with Human Rights Watch to create this amazing multimedia piece about the continuing search for answers after the civil war in Kenya’s Mt. Elgon region three years ago. Please watch the full multimedia here.