60,000 families targeted in second Mau Forest eviction

Families moving out of the Maasai Mau Forest in Narok on September 1, 2019 ahead of the looming second round of evictions. Some leaders from the Rift Valley are opposed to the evictions. PHOTO | GEORGE SAYAGIE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The move now confirms Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko’s announcement that the restoration of the Mau is on course.
  • Just two hours after the security forces moved into the forest, a flow of illegal settlers out of the forest started.
  • Some 60 Maasai families packed their belongings and were on their way out on Sunday.

It is all systems go in the Maasai Mau as Kenya Forest Service (KFS) rangers move into the forest in preparation for another round of evictions eviction.

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