2,000 troop out of Mau Forest as government begin reclaiming 17,000 acres of forestland
SEE ALSO :Rift Valley leaders seek talks over MauHe directed those who had left the forest to record statements with police so that records of their departure could be kept. Buying land Mr Mwenda said some of the people who had been duped into buying land by unscrupulous dealers had surrendered the documents to authorities for investigation. “So far we have 17 people surrendering their land ownership documents, including title deeds and sale agreements,” Mwenda said. He added that police officers had been deployed to stop all agricultural activities and felling of trees in the forest.
SEE ALSO :All set for Mau forest evictionsThe administrator said politicians inciting residents not to move out of the forest would be barred from addressing rallies near Mau. Meanwhile, a group of women leaders in Narok County has supported the Mau evictions. The women, led by nominated MCA Christine Lemein, noted that conservation matters should take top priority. They said all those in Mau should move out regardless of their ethnicity. Ms Lemein said women in Narok should be in the fore front in pushing for the evictions. “We want those who have encroached on forestland to move out,” said Ms Lemein.
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