Mau evictions: KFS identifies forest boundary as Ogiek cry foul

Ogiek Council of Elders chairperson Joseph Kimaiyo Towett (second left) and Molo Deputy County Commissioner David Wanyonyi (second right) and other members of the community at Mariashoni, in Eastern Mau Forest in Molo on July 16, 2020. PHOTO | FRANCIS MUREITHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • At least more than 300 houses have been torched by the KFS officers after the owners removed their belongings.
  • There was tension in Mariashoni trading centre as it emerged that structures in the area had been  earmarked for demolition.  

 After a public outcry over ruthless evictions of illegal settlers in Eastern Mau Complex in Mariashoni in Molo, Nakuru County, the government has launched an exercise to identify the forest cutlines.

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