Though shattered, traumatised and in pain, fear and panic, I am encouraged by one thing. My assailants left me alive, and now I have an opportunity to recount my experience, though keeping the names and places secret for my security.
Wendy chairs the Law and Social Development Trust (LASODET), an organisation dedicated to the defence of indigenous and environmental rights in Kenya. Since 2010, LASODET has partnered with Atiriri Bururi ma Chuka Trust, a community group with 3,000 members from Chuka (Tharaka Nithi County, Eastern Kenya) to reclaim the rights of the Chuka community to Chuka forest (a section of Mount Kenya forest) and to fight against illegal logging activities that have reportedly caused substantial degradation of the forest. Due to her involvement with such cases, Wendy has been threatened to harm her if she does not halt her advocacy work on behalf of an indigenous community in Eastern Kenya.