Environmental Issues among the Kikuyu Tribe of Kenya Stakeholders The stakeholders are the Kikuyu tribe, the Kenyan government, the Kenyan people in general, and the company Colney & Pitts. At the heart of the issue are the concepts of intellectual property, indigenous rights, and biopiracy. Hamilton (2006) argued that “over the last few decades, new developments in science, biotechnology and intellectual property rights (IPR) regimes have come together to fuel a (re)turn to nature as a site for cosmetic, pharmaceutical, chemical and agricultural discovery work” (p. 158). The rapid growth of prostrate related diseases in Europe and North America may be due to lifestyle factors. However, the need for adequate solutions has become...The end:
.....nous knowledge frameworks and the indigenous people who have this knowledge, biopiracy in essence is a mandated reality in a post-colonial world. There is no real justice for the Kikuyu tribe in the end. They are left with the choice of selling whatever commodity they have because it will end up being stolen from them in the end anyway. References Hamilton, C. (2006). BIODIVERSITY, BIOPIRACY AND BENEFITS: WHAT ALLEGATIONS OF BIOPIRACY TELL US ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. Developing World Bioethics, 6(3), 158-173. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8847.2006.00168.x. Zedan, H. (2005). Patents and Biopiracy: The Search for Appropriate Policy and Legal Responses. Brown Journal of World Affairs, 12(1), 189-205. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.