Ruto should not be cowed in bid to evict settlers, conserve Mau forest
SEE ALSO :Leaders' plea to Raila on Mau evictionThat he has seen the light now that he is a DP and also has an eye on the presidency is good news to environmentalists. It is unfortunate that leadership and competitive politics in Kenya sometimes play around with sensitive matters that negatively affect the lives of Kenyans. Raila lost so much ground in Rift Valley and some parts of Narok because he dared stand by a policy on the environment. Kenyans need the Mau water tower more than they need political leaders. Great leaders all over the world will always look beyond political survival and the decision by Ruto to make an about turn even at the risk of losing his political base should be supported by all. Posterity will judge our leaders harshly if they fail to address those acts affecting the environment. Kenya has become a water scarce country due to destruction of the environment. We are daily talking about the forest tree cover which is at a disappointing 2 per cent when it should be at 10 per cent. Some of our neighbours like Rwanda and Uganda are almost surpassing that while we daily defend invaders of our forests in the name of safeguarding political interests.
SEE ALSO :All set for Mau forest evictionsThis is hypocrisy. Let the DP maintain this stand and ensure the government of the day gives back to Kenyans those natural heritages that they need to ensure humanity will once again thrive and not perish
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