Conservation: State trains guns on 40,000 Mau settlers
SEE ALSO :Rift Valley leaders seek talks over MauHe warned that the families risk being surcharged for destroying government forest. “I want to repeat that there shall never be anything like compensation. Those who encroached the forest destroyed trees and they should be made to pay for it. How can one demand compensation for encroachment?” posed the CS. Tobiko dismissed title deeds of parcels of land in the Mau Forest area as ‘mere papers’. He said: “That title deed you claim to have is a mere piece of paper and you shall never use it to claim even a single penny from the government,”. Tobiko’s sentiments were echoed by Narok North legislator Moitalel ole Kenta who asked the government to address the Mau Forest issue once and for all for the sake of future generations. “We need this issue to be sorted forthwith. Mau Forest is not only about Narok County but about the world. All those who encroached the forest must be flushed out,” said Mr Kenta.
SEE ALSO :All set for Mau forest evictionsTobiko urged locals to plant trees to meet the 10 per cent forest cover per household as recommended by the government. The Mau row has raged for years, with politicians using it as a campiagn agenda every election cycle.
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