Conservationists, saw millers in row over logging in Mt Kenya

A man cuts a tree inside Mt Kenya Forest on January 16, 2018 in the ongoing commercial logging. Saw millers have threatened to sue conservationists for defamation insisting their actions of logging are fully legal. PHOTO | NICHOLAS KOMU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Changes in weather and prolonged dry seasons have caused water levels in most rivers in the mountain region to drop.

  • But it is the drying up of rivers in Mt Kenya and Aberdare forests that is worrying many people.

  • conservationists have argued that this is as a result of the logging and reduction of forest cover.

Saw millers have threatened to sue conservationists as the row over commercial logging by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) in Mt Kenya deepened.

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