State surveyors begin to draw Mau Forest boundary
SEE ALSO :Ruto’s plea over Mau deadlineOn November 1, during an event to plant 10 million trees in the Mau Forest, Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko said the Kenya Water Tower Agency has pledged to put up a 50-kilometre fence in the complex. Its radius, however, is 119 kilometres. Mr Tobiko asked other agencies to help the government fence the entire forest. Mr Kimiti added that the police had restricted access to the forest, saying allowing free movement into it would pose a security threat. He was reacting to a recent demonstration held by a section of residents who were evicted from the forest. They said they wanted to be allowed into the forest to check on their crops. In response, Kimiti said if everyone were allowed in, thieves would also get the space to steal from people's farms.
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