Lawyers in bid to stop Mau forest evictions

What you need to know:

  • Led by Nairobi-based advocates Moses Kurgat and Hillary Sigei and  South Rift Law Society of Kenya chairman Kipngetich Korir, the lawyers have moved to court.

  • The eviction is also likely to put Deputy President William Ruto in a tight spot in regard to whether he supports or opposes the move.

Thirty-five lawyers have moved to court to contest the impending eviction of 60,000 families from Mau forest.

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